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ILO team to arrive soon for labour reform talks

A team from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will be in the country at the end of this month. This was confirmed by the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Semi Koroilavesau, who said the ILO team will be in the country from January 25-29. The ILO team would be meeting with Government, stakeholders and union representatives. […]

Peni Shute

January 12, 2016 2:34 pm

A team from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will be in the country at the end of this month.

This was confirmed by the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Semi Koroilavesau, who said the ILO team will be in the country from January 25-29.

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Hon. Semi Koroilavesau PHOTO: Radio NZ
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Hon. Semi Koroilavesau
PHOTO: Radio NZ

The ILO team would be meeting with Government, stakeholders and union representatives.

Koroilavesau says this was a fact-finding team as it wanted to hear why some tripartite parties have been unable to submit a joint report on labour law reforms.

The three parties to the reforms are:

  1. Fiji Trades Union Congress
  2. Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation and
  3. Government.

Koroilavesau said this was a decision made in Geneva during the ILO meeting last November.

According to Mr Koroilavesau, they had already finalised the programme approved by the Prime Minister.

He said the ILO tripartite mission was expected to finalise their report on the situation in Fiji before the next governing body sitting in March.

Koroilavesau is hoping all parties would be ready for the meeting.

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