13 Nov 2015

Fiji government welcomes ILO mission

3:31 pm on 13 November 2015

The Fiji government has accepted an International Labour Organisation mission to review obstacles to a required joint implementation plan.

Minister Semi Koroilavesau, (right), meets ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

Minister Semi Koroilavesau, (right), meets ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. Photo: Fiji Government

Fiji has continually failed to submit the report because unions have refused to sign it, saying the government is infringing on workers' rights.

Following the latest ILO session this week, the organisation decided a tripartite mission was in order to look at why the report wasn't submitted and to consider union concerns, some of which date back a number of years.

The Fiji government says it welcomes the visit and is committed to continued engagement with the ILO.

The mission will submit a report to the March 2016 ILO session.

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