The newly appointed Director for ILO Office for the Pacific Island Countries, Mr Matin Karimli, ( CV attached) ILO_Fiji_CV Director_2019 paid a visit to FTUC to meet with our head of organisation, the National Secretary FTUC, Mr Felix Anthony.
Discussions centered around how the ILO office could assist in building the capacities of its constituent to move forward regarding tripartism. The FTUC National Secretary debriefed the Director on :
: the challenges faced by workers and unions in Fiji
: The difficulties in engaging as a tripartite where various attempts to resolve the outstanding issues remained futile .
: delay in labor law reforms
: the expectations from the Office in assisting with the issues particularly Convention 87 and Convention 098.
The FTUC welcomes the new Director to Fiji and hopes that with his appointment there will be a beacon of hope for Fiji and its workers.
At this juncture, we also thank the former Director Mr Donglin Li for his service to the tripartite.