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Fiji - Anti-union decree - 2011

In October 2011 Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Qantas and Air Pacific to respond to reports linking them to the drafting of Fiji's Essential National Industries (Employment) Decree, which trade unions say "effectively outlaws unions".  These items are available here:

- Qantas linked to Fiji anti-union decree, ABC, 29 September 2011

- Proof Air Pacific paid New York law firm to draft Essential Industries Decree, Coup Four and a Half, 20 September 2011

- Unions demand Qantas come clean on its role in dismantling of Fiji workers’ rights, Australian Council of Trade Unions, 30 September 2011

Company responses

Qantas response [DOC], 4 Oct 2011

Air Pacific press statement [PDF], 12 Oct 2011 (scroll to p. 2: "Q: Has the Company’s commitment to its employees changed since the Decree has been implemented?")

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Fiji - Anti-union decree

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In October 2011 Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Qantas and Air Pacific to respond to reports linking them to the drafting of Fiji's Essential National Industries (Employment) Decree, which trade unions say "effectively outlaws...

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