18 Jul 2011

Unions meet in Wellington over possible Fiji action

6:46 am on 18 July 2011

Fiji union officials are meeting with the Council of Trade Unions in Wellington to discuss possible action against Fiji.

Fiji's Trade Unions Council says the government has already taken away fundamental rights of workers and unions in the public sector, and it's now looking to extend that to other industries.

It says the main problem is the violation of human rights with workers being intimidated at their work place and union officials beaten.

After meeting with the Fiji delegates, the Australian Transport Workers Union is considering imposing a ban on servicing flights to Fiji.

The Council of Trade Unions says it will today discuss a range of options with the Fiji union officials, including industrial action if appropriate.