26 Mar 2015

ILO defers possible Fiji inquiry

3:54 pm on 26 March 2015

The International Labour Organization has put off until November any decision on whether a Commission of Inquiry into Fiji's labour practices should be established.

In a statement, the ILO says the key players in the labour sector in Fiji have agreed to use the Employment Relations Promulgation as the primary basis for labour management relations.

The agreement was signed by the minister for employment, Jioji Konrote, the chief executive of Fiji's Commerce and Employers Federation, Nesbitt Hazelman, and the general - secretary of Fiji's Trade Union Congress, Felix Anthony.

Fiji has been the focus of attention by the ILO's governing body regarding allegations of breaches of ILO Convention 87.

The ILO director-general Guy Ryder says he is confident the values of the tripartite social dialogue will benefit Fiji.

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