Fiji: Trade unions will continue to fight for permit to hold protest on labour rights
Author: Radio New Zealand, Published on: 23 August 2019
"Fiji unions to continue fight for protest permit", 13 August 2019
Unionists in Fiji say they will not rest until they are granted a permit to hold a protest march through the streets of the capital Suva.
A permit application by the Fiji Trades Union Congress...was declined by police.
...The FTUC general secretary Felix Anthony said...the unions had planned to address the ongoing harassment against workers and unionists, as well as other issues....
These include the national minimum wage, right to strike, labour law reforms, and imposition of individual contracts.
They also include issues related to Federated Airline Staff Association, and workers at the Vatukoula mine.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro told the local media she would only comment once the FTUC lodge an application for a march permit.