The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is calling on the Australian Government to improve labour regulations after the Federal Court found two Fijian workers had been exploited.
Two men who were brought to Australia on the proviso of training were found by the court to be employees, not trainees, of Sydney-based Devine Marine Group, according to the findings released this week.Read more
Former Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) general secretary, Felix Anthony was today elected the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party during the party's annual congress in Lautoka.Read more
The head of the International Trade Union Confederation has expressed shock at what she terms Australia's unconditional moves to normalise relations with Fiji. [Listen to the full interview here ]
The comments by Sharan Burrow follow the weekend visit to Suva by Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, as part of a Pacific Island Forum ministerial delegation.
The ministerial contact group was in Fiji to assess the country's progress towards democracy under the military-led government of Commodore Frank Bainimarama.
Elections have been promised by the end of September.Read more
|[Picture: FMWA General Secretary, Capt. Tomasi Kete]|
With the assistance of a $500 MUA grant, the Fijian Maritime Workers’ Association held the International Seafarers Day on June 25, at the School of Maritime Studies in Suva, Fiji.
The commemoration of the International Seafarers Day 2013 highlighted the need to improve the seafaring industry in Fiji as a fundamental step in improving the social and economic well being of seafarers in Fiji and the nation as a whole.
The media covered the International Seafarers Day in Fiji.
The peak union bodies of Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand have jointly written to their governments warning next year’s Fiji elections will be a sham unless international efforts are stepped up to restore democracy in the Pacific island nation.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) will be calling on the Australian and global governments to rethink their diplomatic relationships with the Fijian government after the announcement of a decree, which bans trade unionists from running as candidates in the 2014 elections.Read more
New Setback For Workers' Rights In Fiji After Regime Dumps Plans For A Fresh, Independent Constitution
The abandonment of a pledge by the Bainimarama government to allow an independent constitution to be drawn up is a major setback for workers’ rights in Fiji, say Australian unions.Read more
The Fiji military regime must reinstate human and workers' rights in its constitutional review process if it is serious about transitioning to a democracy, say unions.Read more
The action of the peak global employer group in preventing the International Labor Organisation’s annual conference from discussing violations against Fijian and other workers is an outrage, say Australian unions.Read more
Fijian trade unionist Rajeshwar Singh is the latest victim of the military-led Fijian government's determination to silence dissent.Read more