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7 August 2013

Fiji sugar union still waiting on ministry to validate vote to strike

Author: Radio New Zealand International

A Fiji union says sugar workers will strike if the Fiji Sugar Corporation does not respond to demands to negotiate on pay...Its leader...says many workers were intimidated by managers, the military and police, and threatened they would lose their jobs...

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2 April 2013

Draft constitution restricts human rights [Fiji]

Author: Jet [Fiji]

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has denounced the Bill of Rights in the Bainimarama Government Draft Constitution as regressive and falling short of international norms on human rights protections...“The Draft Constitution restricts civil and political...

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24 September 2012

[PDF] Joint statement concerning workers’ rights in Fiji

Author: Fairtrade Intl., Intl. Union of Food Workers (IUF), Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Trades Union Congress (TUC)

The following is a joint statement of Fairtrade International, the ITUC, the TUC and the IUF regarding the workers’ rights situation in Fiji, particularly with respect to freedom of association...Fairtrade International, the ITUC, the TUC and the IUF...

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7 November 2011

New decree bans Fiji workers’ basic rights to collective bargaining and representation

Author: Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)

The rights of Fijian workers have deteriorated further following the start of a draconian decree that effectively bans collective bargaining. ACTU President Ged Kearney said...“Australian unions are increasingly concerned at what appears to be a...

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16 September 2011

Fiji government must repeal decree and return workers’ rights

Author: Amnesty Intl.

Amnesty International is calling on the government of Fiji to repeal a decree that drastically restricts workers’ rights by virtually outlawing trade union activities. The “Essential National Industries (Employment) Decree” was enacted on 9 September...

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