25 Jun 2015

ILO will find replacement for rep in Fiji

1:58 pm on 25 June 2015

The International Labour Organisation's outgoing representative in Fiji, says the ILO will maintain a presence in the country, despite what appears to be a sudden departure.

David Lamotte has confirmed he is being transferred to work in Bangkok but says he's not in a position to confirm any details around his departure.

Mr Lamotte has been the director of the country office of the ILO since 2011. The office looks after the Pacific's nine member states.

The International Labour Organisation's Country Director for the Pacific, David Lamotte, has confirmed he is being transferred out of Fiji.

David Lamotte, (foreground). Photo: Fiji Government

The ILO has had a shaky relationship with Fiji but Mr Lamotte says the organisation will maintain an office in Fiji and his position will be advertised.

Talks this year between the Government, trade unions and the ILO on Fiji's labour laws have stalled.

The ILO told the Government in March that it had not honoured an agreement it signed to discuss law amendments.