#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Violation of Fiji workers' rights revealed globally

Friday, June 8, 2012

Violation of Fiji workers' rights revealed globally

Key culprit behind loss of workers rights.
Loss of democracy in Fiji highlighted in yet another report, this time the ITUC Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights.

The survey comes as New Zealand's Council of Trade Unions reveals the employers group of the International Labour Organisation has tried to block the hearings of the worst cases of abuse of the International Labour Conventions this year, some of them in Fiji.

CTU president Helen Kelly has been at the International Labour Conference in Geneva this week, and says the ILO conference usually hears the worst 25 cases and that "people travel from around the world, some risking their safety, to attend these hearings."

"The hearings are an opportunity to bring international attention to breaches of international labour standards. Some of these breaches include deaths, arrests and dismissals on the basis of union membership."

The breaches, including the arrest of FTUC unionists Daniel Uria and Felix Anthony, is well-known to those of us following the plight of Fiji but can be viewed again, along with another important issue - how the army is controlling sugar production - in the global survey below.
 

ITUC workers rights on Fiji
http://survey.ituc-csi.org/Fiji.html?lang=en

The global media release
http://www.ituc-csi.org/annual-survey-of-violations-of,11418.html?lang=en
ACTU's response
http://www.actu.org.au/Media/Mediareleases/OutrageasinternationalemployergrouppreventsILOfromhearingaboutabuseofworkerrightsinFiji.aspx
 

Editor's Note: Illustration (Fiji's Very Own Boratini) was done by Discobombulated Bubu http://discombobulatedbubu.blogspot.com/

35 comments:

HON Santa Maharaj said...

The picture on right illustrates true situation currently the illegal administration is going through. This bitch is looking for investors to message his arse.

Anonymous said...

nice pictures only the burkha is missing lol

Anonymous said...

A serious question has been posed here about sugar production. What do these goons know about the production of one of Fiji's important revenue eearner. Vainiqi is going to drive this industry to its death. Kali kasera janta bo, ghana kuji nahi janta..Bhaiya Fiji marqe ek dam kalas.

Anonymous said...

Old news from the same old whingers.

Anonymous said...

Whi would want to invest in fiji when all you will get is stripped off you..

Anonymous said...

ALERT!!!ALERT!!! OKAY GUYS!!! IT APPEARS THAT THE REGIME IS GONE...THE ILLEGAL PM WILL BE ON THE WHEEL CHAIR FOR EVER CAUSE HE SUFFERED A STROKE ON HIS WAY TO CHINA. TIKOICICI IS TRYING TO TEST THE WATER AND SEE IF HE COULD TAKE THE REIGN FROM IPM WITHOUT THE PUBLIC SUSPECTING THAT IT IS OVER. QARASE SHOULD CALL FOR AN IMMEDIATE RETURN OF THE ARMY TO THE BARRACKS ASAP. KATIA KATIA KATIA NA PAPAI.....

Anonymous said...

C4.5 we need to do a good job in tracking down the stroke prone PM of the FMF. Don't you have people that can follow this assole and get a good picture back of what the Chinese are doing to him? Isn't it sad, that first he ask them for loan and more money and promised to pay them back with more
on interest etc. When the payment was due he had no money to give, now that he's sick leweni had to do a quick ass-kissing to see if they would help out the illegal PM?
What do you think the Chinese will do? Your guess is just as good as mine???

Anonymous said...

ftuc should have a march and fight for worker right.
union power.
if we have trade ban than fiji regime will suffer.
its better to suffer for few months than be suffering for years under the regime.

Anonymous said...

He needs to shave his arse first!

Ps: has he stuffed some socks down under?

Fiji is leaderless said...

From China Bai saying 'aren't they happy with what the army has done?' This is one ostrich of a leader. So many people want you dead treasonous leader.


‘Don’t mess with army’
June 9, 2012 | Filed under: Fiji News | Posted by: newsroom

By Maika Bolatiki

The Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) is aware of moves by some for it to be disbanded.
However, speaking from China yesterday, the Prime Minister and RFMF Commander, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, said this would not happen.
“There are some people who want the army disbanded but let me remind these people that this will never happen. The army will remain because it has a very important role to the country and its people,” the Prime Minister said.
He said time and again, people had been asking about the role of the military in the day to day running of the country.
He reminded the people of Fiji that the military took over leadership of the government in 2006 for a good reason.
“We want to clean up the mess of past governments and at the same time build a new and better Fiji for all Fijians.”
He later referred all questions to RFMF Land Force Commander, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga. Colonel Tikoitoga’s first reaction was, “Don’t mess with the military”.
He said the Fiji Women’s Forum in their meeting in Suva discussed the role of the security forces in the future of Fiji.
“They can say whatever they want to, but it won’t affect the military’s work,” Colonel Tikoitoga said.
They want the role of the military redefined.
“Aren’t they happy with what the military had done?”
In launching the process of formulating Fiji’s new Constitution, the Prime Minister, meanwhile, stressed that the Constitution must be premised on the fundamental values and principles set out in the People’s Charter for Change, which his Government had been advocating and implementing.
Pillar 1 of the charter is on “Ensuring Sustainable Democracy and Good and Just Governance”.

Anonymous said...

The three most hated peple in Fiji Bainimarama, Khaiyum aka Boratini and Chaudhry

Anonymous said...

What trade fair is Bainimarama attending? The 2012 Zhejiang Trade Fair in Yiwu isn't scheduled until the end of October!

mark manning said...

Inevitably, most within the Regime are doomed to spend the rest of their lives in Prison.
The key players will not avoid a Life Sentence, but some now have an opportunity to considerably reduce their own Sentences by taking back the Reigns of Power by having Frank and his cronies arrested and detained, while restoring Government under the Court of Appeal's Ruling of April the 9th. 2009 :-
http://www.scribd.com/doc/84888086/Qarase-vs-Bainimarama-Court-of-Appeal-Judgement-09-April-2009

This is Fiji's moment in history, it is the only chance that anyone involved in this debacle with get to redeem themselves.
It no longer is about corruption and other false allegations against an innocent Government and its Ministers, this is now simply about each individual person's survival and what is done now and by whom, will determine just how long they will be away from their loved ones.
Foot Soldiers, get ready to make the change back to a Legitimate Government and the Rule of Law under The Islands of Fiji's 1997 Constitution.

The good name of the military can be restored if fellow Military Officers restore Democracy as determined by The Court of Appeal.

There and only there, is the Legal Mandate to do so.

mark manning said...

Inevitably, most within the Regime are doomed to spend the rest of their lives in Prison.
The key players will not avoid a Life Sentence, but some now have an opportunity to considerably reduce their own Sentences by taking back the Reigns of Power by having Frank and his cronies arrested and detained, while restoring Government under the Court of Appeal's Ruling of April the 9th. 2009 :-
http://www.scribd.com/doc/84888086/Qarase-vs-Bainimarama-Court-of-Appeal-Judgement-09-April-2009

This is Fiji's moment in history, it is the only chance that anyone involved in this debacle with get to redeem themselves.
It no longer is about corruption and other false allegations against an innocent Government and its Ministers, this is now simply about each individual person's survival and what is done now and by whom, will determine just how long they will be away from their loved ones.
Foot Soldiers, get ready to make the change back to a Legitimate Government and the Rule of Law under The Islands of Fiji's 1997 Constitution.

The good name of the military can be restored if fellow Military Officers restore Democracy as determined by The Court of Appeal.

There and only there, is the Legal Mandate to do so.

Anonymous said...

The fate of the army will be determined by an elected government, not by a person with a vested interest - the commander! So far it has a sorry record of coups.

Goat Herder said...

what an insult to the real Borat. khaiyum's body is no where near the real man. Transplanting onto a goats body would have been more appropriate especially with all the bleating thats going on...mee mee meeee. Or is it all ME ME ME ???

Anonymous said...

disband the army thugs good for nothing but create coup culture.
frank explain the fiji public .you promised to uphold the 1997 constitution?
why now we need another constitution.all bs from you mate.
why we waste 140 million on this idiots.?

Anonymous said...

Zhejiang School of Medicine ranks as one of the famous medical educational institutions in China and is the most eminent medical institution in the region.

Anonymous said...

Seems like Tikoitoga is seeing himself as the one to put on Bai's shoes after the Chinese poison him in the hospital he is currently admitted. This guy might be the worser idiot than Bai so the country's slip into the doldrums will intensify. Chinese might as well put him to eternal sleep as redemption for the debts he took and could'nt pay.

Anonymous said...

The Fiji Army is not what it used to be.
If you have any romantic ideas about the Fiji Army, please wake up!

The Fiji Army has been involved in racketeering and money laundering since 1978 in Lebanon.
The evil that started then was not nipped in the bud and now we have to deal with a full grown Organisation.

And this is why I advocate its complete dissolution.
And the most efficient way to do it is to bomb Delainabua and get the soldiers to hand in all their weapons.
I think America is best positioned to do this.

What we have now is the Army Mafia basically running the country and dictating whatever it wants.
And that is why Tikoitoga is saying that the Army will be involved all the way.

Bainimarama is now involved with Drug running ( with Chinese Mafia) and Money laundering ( the new Casino) etc.

Lets not be fooled that the Army we are dealing with has any benevolent goals.
That my friends is all bullshit,No matter what Bainimarama says.

Haven't you guys noted that he says all the "right things" but does the exact opposite.
Duh! You can judge a tree by its fruit.

Bainimarama is evil. The Army is evil. It must be demolished and totally got rid off. This is an evil organisation infiltrated by drug-running evil people. And they have an Agenda and its not for the benefit of the country but their own selfish pockets.

The army has to be disbanded. There is no other way forward for us.

-Valataka na Dina.

Anonymous said...

Borat: You telling me the man who try to put a rubber fist in my anus was a homosexual?

Reporter: No. Well, maybe. But that was a Fijian soldier with a rifle barrel.

Borat: So is this you call bula spirit? Make sexy time with my back hole?

Reporter: This is what we call moving Fiji forward.

Borat: With rifle in anus, only little girls want to go backward!

Reporter: Funny, Graeme Davis says the same thing.

Anonymous said...

Can you believe it? The AG is working himself to death!Hes taking-on everything the PM have ask him to do. Here he is modeling
a swim suit for man.Hes probably looking for a new modelling job after his political stint with the military Government.Who knows,he could break doors and become a world famous model after 2014?

Anonymous said...

Azz looks much worse than that, so a waste of a body on that treasonous thief.

Anonymous said...

Nobody is afraid of the Mataivalu Ni Solisona. Put your guns down and face the people of Fiji and we will show you what a bunch of kaisibokoloa, tamata solicici, boci group your ass givers are.

This dickhead should just shut up as he has no mandate to tell the people of Fiji what to do and not to do.

You stupid imbercile - You are unelected and part of an illegal regime that needs to be removed once and for all.

Anonymous said...

Indonesia police told to investigate fatal shootings in Papua

16-Apr-2012 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 7:05 AM

Several unexplained cases of violence involving mysterious snipers are heightening insecurity in Papua, the national rights body has said.

Chair of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), Ifdhal Kasim, said Friday police should thoroughly investigate the incidents. The latest incident was the shooting at a Twin Otter aircraft operated by Trigana Air Services, which killed one passenger and injured four others at Mulia Airport in Puncak Jaya regency on Sunday.

“The distance of the shooter to the aircraft was around 50 meters. Imagine the potential danger to other aircraft and people,” commissioner Yoseph Adi Prasetya said.

Komnas HAM commissioners returning from Papua could only establish that the shooters were highly trained, and were suspected not to be regular police or military personnel. They could not establish, however, whether the Free Papua Movement (OPM) was involved.

“Various forms of violence constitute an increasing number of records piling up from year to year, without clarity on the identity of perpetrators or the masterminds behind these attacks, which have robbed many people of their lives and injured scores of others,” Ifdhal told a press conference.

Ifdahl and Yoseph recently visited Papua’s provincial capital, Jayapura.

The commissioners said they suspected the latest incident targeting the Trigana aircraft was related to the local election, in which many people had voiced their rejection of the appointment of an acting regional leader.

However, they said this was just one of several unresolved incidents.

“Also, many security personnel have not been reporting to their units and this should immediately be looked into,” another commissioner, Ridha Saleh, said.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/04/13/police-told-investigate-fatal-shootings-papua.html

Anonymous said...

mosese is harping and barking for his masters frank/khaiyum.
army is full of shit and mosese is protecting his masters.
mosese just follow the rule of law and constitution.
the court have given the ruling and fiji people and army should abide by it .not khaiyum bs decree.
1997 constitution is a live and franks govt is illegal .
army is there to protect the constitution and support the govt and the law not the illegal regime.

Just saying said...

Typical Fiji government taking everything so personally. That's what you get when you think you have created the perfect society when in you haven't. Only illegal government's with an unsuccessful record fight hard to defend the indefensible.


Volunteers safe, says Police
June 10, 2012 | Filed under: Fiji News | Posted by: newsroom

By NANISE LOANAKADAVU

The Fiji Police Force has reassured international community that the safety of people visiting or working in Fiji is paramount.
This follows a report by the ABC 4 News that a Brigham Young University student (BYU) in Utah was kidnapped early this year while working with a volunteer group in the Western Division during the recent floods.
However, Fiji Police Force, spokesperson, Ana Naisoro said “A report of a different nature was lodged with us regarding a volunteer worker, however, because of no co-operation of the complainant, our officers could not conduct their investigation thoroughly and ascertain the true nature of the report.”
She said the Fiji Police Force was ready to investigate the matter.
She said they could only do so if complainants were not willing to co-operate.
“It must be stressed that all investigations are treated fairly and equally with no exceptions.” This is not the first instance where attempts have been made to tarnish Fiji’s image by the international media,” she said.
Ms Naisoro said it was worrying to note that no attempt was made to get a balanced story.
“We can emphasise once again that Fiji is a safe place for our volunteer workers who we value and treat as our very own fellow citizens and always welcome as a part of the Fijian family,” she said.
ABC 4 News has interviewed one of the volunteer’s parents who claimed that one of them was taken from their flat and beaten up.-fiji sun

Anonymous said...

Hang the bastards Bai/AK by the balls; No place for this kind of tyrants in a peaceful country like Fiji; We will make a come back from the disasters they have created......

Anonymous said...

hey C4.5 pliz put a pics of PM naked lik his loverman kaiyumy on de web...let de public see him like his lover showing his shoes on de beach...

kaiyumy...you luk lik a naked stupidy lukin 4 rescue on de beach @ nasese...hahahahaaaaaaa
kaiyumy ulukauuuuuuuu

mohamand rafiq

Anonymous said...

annon 2.45 and mohammed rafiq......
How cheap and insigficant can you become.....

It shows that you are NOTHINGS .....

Anonymous said...

I was told that Khaiyum family originaly belongs in the Brahman caste, but someway along the line, the family decided to convert to muslim as they dislikes and not happy with discrimination in hinduism? He however,does not like and can't stand Mahen Chodohry-any guess? Think maybe his previous upper-class mentality is still at play here?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:28, are you serious? Nothing about Khaiyum is upper class.

He's far from a Brahmin. You're confusing him with a different breed of cattle. In his case, it's easy to tell -- just examine his bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 09 June, 2012; 11:24AM ... please note the 2000Zhejiang Investment & Trade Fair opened in Ningbho City on 08 June 2012; please make reports objectively

Anonymous said...

Great picture. That's right, string him up by the balls, but not at the beach, Samuel Doe-style. Better upside down, on Victoria Parade. Just like his soul mate, Mussolini.

Anonymous said...

Any photos of Bainimarama at the trade fair in Ningbo? Shouldn't he have a high profile there, since he's supposedly promoting Fijian products?

How many trips to China has that been now for this guy, and what benefits does Fiji have to show from them?