11 Aug 2020

Fiji union leader back in court

1:38 pm on 11 August 2020

Fiji Trades Union Congress executive Felix Anthony has been in court again this week after being charged with one count of performing a malicious act under the country's Public Order legislation.

Felix Anthony

Felix Anthony Photo: RNZ

The general secretary of the Congress, Mr Anthony, is alleged to have spread false news relating to the expiry of the Water Authority of Fiji's workers' contracts.

Authorities claim this false news tended to create or foster public anxiety.

Mr Anthony was among unionists arrested last year after members protested the termination of over 2000 jobs at the Fiji water Authority.

On Monday, the court heard there were no available hearing dates for this year.

Mr Anthony had his bail extended and his case adjourned to 9 November.