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11September,2020

“One thing that COVID-19 has exposed is that there is no social security protection scheme for young workers”-FTUC Youth Chair Ms Mererai Vatege

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FTUC Youth Chairperson’s Reflective Note on the Pacific Launch of the ILO-ADB report on “Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific". The newly elected FTUC Youth Chair sister Mererai Vatege was invited to be part of the above event. She attended this important event together with the FTUC National Treasurer, Brother Agni Deo Singh and FTUC Executive Officer, Sister Jotika Sharma. FTUC Reps: Sister Mere, Sister [...]

10September,2020

NOISY MINISTER

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The Minister for Labour’s outburst in the parliament on Tuesday, 1st September was nothing but noise to cover up for his incompetence on the job. A strategy many use in the hope when real issues are not intended to be addressed. It is amusing that this minister Bala attempts to give a lecture on tripartism when he himself has absolutely no idea of the real concept of tripartism, let alone industrial [...]

19June,2020

FTUC PRESS RELEASE: COPYCAT TERMINATIONS

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The FTUC condemns the decision of the Board of Air Terminal Services to terminate ALL its employees simply because its claims not to be able to fulfill its contract with workers. This is nothing but a mereexcuse to do as Fiji Airways has done some weeks ago. A copycat termination of workers is a concern of the fact that both these organizations are majority owned by government who has endorsed [...]

16June,2020

FTUC PRESS RELEASE: FTUC CALLS ON UNIVERSITY COUNCIL TO ACT

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The Fiji Trades Union Congress has followed the University of the South Pacific saga with great interest. At the heart of the dispute is the question of transparency, accountability and good governance. Parts of the BDO report that has been made public is simply shocking to say the least. Millions of dollars have been squandered and there needs to be people held responsible. The attempt by the Pro Chancellor and [...]

11September,2019

The Denial of Human Rights Must Stop!

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PRESS RELEASE The FTUC National Council met on Saturday 31st August to discuss the decision of Government to deny workers the right to assemble and march. Despite complying with all requirements under the law, FTUC has been denied for the fourth time the right to peaceful assembly and March. Members of the Council were very concerned at the denial by the authorities of workers fundamental rights and condemned the decision [...]