Amnesty supporters and trade unionists protest at Fiji High Commission in 2011.
Protesting in solidarity with Fiji’s trade unions
A small delegation from TUC and Amnesty International visited the Fiji High Commission this afternoon to protest at the increasing repression of Fiji’s trade union movement (FTUC President Daniel Urai is in court tomorrow for meeting with his union’s members, for example) and hand in a letter from TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber setting out our concerns in detail. High Commission officials promised to convey the TUC and Amnesty’s concerns to their Government and let us have their response. Other protests are taking place in Australia, New Zealand and other countries.
You can find out more about the issues here, and the Fiji TUC’s own detailed assessment of the problems they now face is now available. You can still add your name to the LabourStart e-action. Please protest, and encourage your colleagues to do the same.