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Youth Committee Update.
National Union of Workers Youth Committee met on Thursday for their first committee meeting for September to finalise committee activities - Talanoa session with young workers at one of our major member companies later this month. (01/09/22)
‘Make claims of funds misuse outside Parliament’
By ARIETA VAKASUKAWAQA TRADE unionist Felix Anthony has challenged Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to repeat their allegations against him outside of Parliament. He was responding to statements by Mr Bainimarama and Mr Sayed-Khaiyum in Parliament yesterday that Mr Anthony had abused funds when he was on the board of Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF). “I would like the PM and A-G to make those claims outside [...]
Who is the ITF? A response to the Fijian Government
Who is the ITF? The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is the voice of 18 million transport workers in every corner of the globe. During pandemic lockdowns, while many people were locked down and able to work remotely from the comfort and safety of their homes, transport workers risked - and, in many cases, lost - their lives to keep the world moving. Getting doctors and nurses to work, keeping [...]
ITF replies to the A-G – Cotton: Federation represents millions of ordinary workers
“Rather than recognising the gravity of the situation, the response from Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was to ask who the ITF is. “This very paper (The Fiji Times) ran this as a front-page headline. Let me answer that question very clearly. The ITF is a global union federation of 700 trade unions, representing almost 18 million transport workers in 150 countries. “Our president Paddy Crumlin is co-chair of the Committee [...]
Sister Mererai Vatege was part of the ITUSA Global Youth Leadership 2022- 1st follow up meeting at 12am-1am on zoom on Thursday. (25/08/22)
Women’s Committee Update.
NUW Womens committee met on Tuesday to finalize their fundraising plans for their Organizing trip. (23/08/22)
Organising Update – Western.
Industrial Relations Officer Bro Satish Chandra met with union members from Vatukoula Gold Mines Limited on Monday. (22/08/22).
ITUC-AP/DGB Mentoring Program Launch.
FTUC Executive Officer Sister Jotika Sharma and NUW Senior Industrial Relations Officer Sister Mererai Vatege were a part of the ITUC-AP/DGB Mentoring Program Virtual Launch on Friday 19th August, 2022.
Press Release: Arrogance at its Best
FTUC replies to AG’s statement regarding ITF – “do not deflect the real issues at stake”- Anthony. The Attorney General has again displayed his ignorance and arrogance when questioning the credibility of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). The ITF is a Global Union Federation of all transport workers’ unions around the world based in London. It has about 20 million members represented in the aviation, shipping, road transport and [...]
FTUC – MEDIA RELEASE
Fijian Government accused of misusing country’s pension fund, putting hundreds of thousands of workers’ future at risk. The Bainimarama government has been using the country’s national pension fund as a private cash cow to underwrite risky loans and pay for pet projects, putting the safe retirement of thousands of Fiji’s workers at serious risk, according to a shocking new report. It comes amid rising concern among Fijian politicians and advocates [...]