21 Nov 2012

Fiji unions hope for restoration of basic rights

5:05 am on 21 November 2012

The Fiji Trade Union Congress says it hopes the interim government will restore basic trade union rights.

The interim government has invited the International Labour Organisation back to Fiji after it stopped a mission in September.

Fiji has again been cited by the ILO for being one of five countries where workers' rights are being threatened.

The terms of the ILO are unchanged and the National Secretary of the Fiji Trade Union Congress, Felix Anthony, says rights done away by decree could be restored.

"The government has given its assurance it will abide by the core labour standards of the ILO and we hope that this time they are going to be serious about it and will act upon its promises to the ILO."

The National Secretary for the Fiji Trade Union Congress, Felix Anthony.