July 20, 2011

Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum denies labour laws

The illegal and treasonous Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum is now forced to lie through his teeth back-track on his secret decree aimed at muzzling trade union and workers voices in Fiji, even though many have already sighted a draft.

The frantic back-pedalling (and untruth) is a result of yesterday's personal attacks on the union leaders having no effect. Obviously many people in this country have resolved that it would be better to tighten their belts for the short-haul which will rid them all of a illegal and treasonous military regime who have notions of long-term rule.
There is no draconian labour laws in Fiji-AG
Publish date/time: 20/07/2011 [07:45]
The Fiji government stresses that it has not implemented any draconian laws in the country that has violated workers rights.

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said trade unionists like Felix Anthony and others have been making these claims in Australia to gather support for the Australian trade union sanctions against Fiji.

Sayed-Khaiyum is calling on the trade unions in Australia and New Zealand to properly assess what is happening in Fiji and not just listen to the trade unionists like Felix Anthony, Daniel Urai and Rajeshwar Singh.

Anthony, Urai and Singh have met with the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Transport Workers Union of Australia and reports have emerged that they have asked the Australian unions to impose trade union sanctions.

Sayed-Khaiyum said the trade unionists need to think of the nation as a whole when the proposed reforms are put on the table.

Anthony, Urai and Singh are still overseas.

Meanwhile in response to recent comments by the Australian Transport Workers Union to boycott tourism and flights to Fiji, Tourism Fiji CEO Josefa Tuamoto said any industrial action that adversely impacts tourism in Fiji would be devastating to the country and all of its citizens, and not just tourism workers.

Tuamoto said tourism is responsible for employing some 45,000 full-time workers and the benefits derived from visitor arrivals go far beyond the workforce and affect the day to day living of each and every Fijian man, woman and child.

Story by: Vijay Narayan

The gravity of the impact of both Australian and New Zealand joint action in solidarity with Fiji union members is already having a ripple effect at the highest levels of the tourism industry, and trade union reps are calling on citizens from their respective countries to consider the effects of the illegal and treasonous military regime on our freedoms and liberties.

The excuse that the tourism industry's fullest enjoyment of their liberties and profits thus far, at the expense of the rights and freedoms of innocent and unarmed civilians must be making the once-cocky Elizabeth Powell tremble at the knees.

1 comment:

ex Fiji tourist said...

Unions also need to target P&O Cruises who give the military morons in Fiji support by running cruises to Fijian ports.