1 Oct 2012

Kubuabola stresses to UN Fiji committed to protecting workers

1:47 pm on 1 October 2012

Fiji's interim Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola has told the United Nations Fiji is committed to protecting workers.

In an address to the General Assembly in New York he said Fiji is reviewing its labour laws to ensure they comply with 34 conventions of the International Labour Organisation.

His address comes after the Fiji regime asked an ILO delegation to leave Fiji and raised questions over its independence.

It also comes before this week's hearing in Washington on Fiji's duty free access to the US.

Ratu Inoke says Fiji promises to work in the most constructive manner possible and to respect the ideals of the UN charter.

"This includes the International Labour Organisation, with which we are engaged at the present moment. The Fijian government's commitment to a future of equality and opportunity for all Fijians includes ensuring that the rights of working people are protected and extended."

Fiji's Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola