FTUC Acknowledges Support of International Union Movements

The FTUC wishes to acknowledge organisers of the campaign for the Fijian unionists who have now had  charges against them withdrawn.
The campaign has been hailed a success and FTUC recognises the efforts and support shown by LabourStart, ITUC and TUC. We also wish to thank each and every participant for their participation and contribution towards the campaign.
Fiji still has a long way to go in relation to the abuse against workers’ rights and it is our humble request that our sister union movements from around the world will continue their much-needed support for the campaigns against the violation of our workers.
The ENI Decree for instance is one such legislation established by the Regime that violates Fiji workers’ rights to Collective Bargaining, a right that our union fathers fought to retrieve. We however have not lost faith and the success of this recent campaign is testament to the solidarity between us.
FTUC vows to keep fighting the good fight and encourages all its affiliates to contribute to every campaign as each and every success is a win for workers’ and human rights.

FTUC Acknowledges Support of International Union Movements

The FTUC wishes to acknowledge organisers of the campaign for the Fijian unionists who have now had  charges against them withdrawn.
The campaign has been hailed a success and FTUC recognises the efforts and support shown by LabourStart, ITUC and TUC. We also wish to thank each and every participant for their participation and contribution towards the campaign.
Fiji still has a long way to go in relation to the abuse against workers’ rights and it is our humble request that our sister union movements from around the world will continue their much-needed support for the campaigns against the violation of our workers.
The ENI Decree for instance is one such legislation established by the Regime that violates Fiji workers’ rights to Collective Bargaining, a right that our union fathers fought to retrieve. We however have not lost faith and the success of this recent campaign is testament to the solidarity between us.
FTUC vows to keep fighting the good fight and encourages all its affiliates to contribute to every campaign as each and every success is a win for workers’ and human rights.

Charges Withdrawn Against Unionists

By fbc news

“The Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde has decided to withdraw charges against six trade unionists who were charged in relation to an alleged strike at Sheraton Fiji Resort on New Year’s Eve.

Daniel Urai, Peni Finau, Sikeli Gavidi, Isei Levula, Merewai Vocevoce and Akariva Nawai are members of the National Union of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism Industries Employees Union.

They were charged in the Nadi Magistrates Court under provisions in the Employment Relations Promulgation 2007.

Pryde says he has reviewed charges and the evidence and he is satisfied no offence was committed.

He adds the DPP’s Office will be filing a withdrawal of charges when the case will be next called in court on March 17.

About 300 employees of the three Sheraton resorts on Denarau Island in Nadi went on strike on New Year’s Eve over work conditions.

The Labour Ministry and police are investigating the incident.”

http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/17383/charges-against-unionists-withdrawn