|'MISCHIEF MAKER': Helen Kelly at a protest at the Fiji embassy in Wellington several months ago.|
The murmurs have turned to open hostility with the regime's illegal attorney today describing the president of the New Zealand Council of Trade Union, Helen Kelly, a 'mischief maker' after she confirmed she intends to be part of tomorrow's three-day fact finding mission to Suva.
The joint venture between the umbrella groups for New Zealand and Australia trade unions is aimed at verifying claims of workers' rights and human rights abuse.
Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum yesterday said the delegation was not welcome and would be barred from Fiji; today he has described Kelly's visit as a mischief maker.
Khaiyum told Fiji Live the delegation has already judged and condemned Fiji.
“They are not interested in finding out the truth as they have already set their mind after listening to Fiji Trade Union Congress (FTUC) national secretary Felix Anthony and a couple of his accomplices."
An angry Sayed-Khaiyum today claimed the delegation has no credibility.
“The arrogance and condescendence of these trade unionists demonstrate beyond doubt that they are simply interested in their own agenda, not the welfare of ordinary Fijians, long term sustainability of jobs and the creation of jobs in Fiji."
Kelly and her Australian counterpart, Ged Kearney, say if it doesn't have anything to hide, the regime shouldn't be opposed to the delegation.