August 08, 2011

RNZI: International trade union body plans escalated campaign against Fiji

Posted at 02:21 on 08 August, 2011 UTC

The world’s main international trade organisation says it will escalate its international campaign against the Fiji regime following last week’s new decree and arrests of union officials.

General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sharan Burrow, says the regime’s engaged in an all out assault on trade unionism which is getting worse by the day.

She’s called for all charges to be dropped against unionists Daniel Urai and Dinesh Gounder, who’ve been charged with unlawful assembly.

Ms Burrow says the Essential National Industries Employment Decree repudiates the fundamental trade union rights of the International Labour Organization.

Fiji became a member of the ILO in 1974 and has ratified all eight of its main conventions.

The confederation plans to escalate its international campaign to condemn the regime’s actions and to restore union freedoms in Fiji.

No comments: