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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fiji regime stops another union meeting

Police sent to monitor FTUC meeting with PAFCO. pic fiji times
Police yesterday broke up a meeting between the Fiji Trades Union Congress  and executives of Pacific Fishing Company in Suva.

FTUC says police officers marched into the board room an hour after the meeting got underway.

It says police told the meeting they 'were under orders from Suva to stop the discussions.'

FTUC national secretary Felix Anthony says the police were uncompromising.

"We were then informed that the meeting would only continue provided the police officers were present during the discussions between the CEO PAFCO, Human Resource Manager and Line Managers, PAFCO Employees Union Executives and FTUC Executives.  The FTUC refused such an unreasonable demand."

Anthony says despite reassurances from the regime that unions are able to do their work  without interference, 'we are still faced with authorities disrupting trade union work concerning basic human rights including  workers’ rights.'


The PAFCO meeting included FTUC National President, Daniel Urai,  PAFCO CEO Bhan Singh, HR Manager Etueni Caucau, PAFCO employees union executives and other officials.

Anthony says FTUC was meeting with PAFCO management to discuss issues faced by workers in the fish canning factory raised during a meeting with workers last month.

"FTUC strongly condemns this action taken by police and seeks an explanation on the legitimacy of their behavior, and demands that the names of those from Suva who had ordered such actions undertaken by the Levuka Police be revealed.  

"It is unfortunate that such deplorable actions continue to occur in our country while we are led to believe that our human rights are still very much intact."

In its recent submission to the Constitution Commission, FTUC calls for Fiji citizens to be allowed freedom of association and freedom of assembly. It also advocates for a Constitution that allows workers to enjoy fundamental rights such as those recognised by the International Labour Organisation.

Key excerpts from the FTUC submission:


5.0  The Bill of Rights
5.1  The Bill of Rights in the 1997 Fiji Constitution should be maintained.
The provisions provided for under the Bill of Rights are important to a free and democratic society. We put forward that every citizen should be given an equal standing before the law and that every citizen be allowed all protections under the Bill of Rights.  The right to: 

(i)    Life
(ii)    Personal liberty
(iii)   Freedom from service and forced labour
(iv)   Freedom from cruel or degrading treatment
(v)    Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizure
(vi)   Arrested or detained persons
(vii)  Rights of charged persons
(viii) Access to courts or tribunals
(ix)   Freedom of expression
(x)    Freedom of assembly
(xi)   Freedom of association
(xii)   Labour Relations :
·  It must be andated under the new constitution that labour relations and workers rights are  in compliance  with the Core International Labour Organisation Conventions and Principles At Work;
 ·  That the Courts when making a finding must also refer to the International Labour Conventions and Principles.
(xiii)   Freedom of movement
(xiv)   Religion and belief
(xv)    Secret ballot
(xvi)   Privacy
(xvii)  Equality
(xviii) Protection against compulsory acquisition of property (xix)  Enforcement
5.2     In all the above matters, the Commission is reminded to review all Decrees that have been imposed by the Regime in accordance with Section 7 (j) of Decree 57 of 2012. The FTUC in particular brings to the attention of the Commission the Following Decrees:

i.   Decree 6 of 2009 (State Services Decree)
ii.  Decree 9 of 2009 (Administration of Justice Decree)
iii.  Decree 10 of  2009 (Administration of Justice
(amendment) Decree)
iv.  Decree 14 of 2009 (Administration of Justice (amendment) Decree)
v.  Decree 29 of 2010 (Media Industry Development Decree)
vi. Decree 21 of 2011 ( Employment Relations (amendment) Decree)
vii. Decree 35 of 2011 (Essential National Industries Decree) ( Refer Annex 2, ( 3 & 4)]
viii. Decree  36  of  2011  (Public  Service  Act    (amendment) Decree
ix.  Public Emergency Regulation (suspended until Report is Handed)
x. Decree 1 of 2012 (Public Order (Amendment) Decree)
xi.  Decree 14  of  2012  (State  Proceedings (amendment) Decree) (Refer Annex 5)

5.3 The FTUC submits that the Constitution specifically states that any law that is inconsistent or in contravention of the Principles stated in the Constitution shall be in effect to be invalid and repealed within six months of the effective date of the first sitting in Parliament.

8.0  Registration Of Political Parties
8.1  The FTUC proposes that all political parties shall be multiracial and that their membership for the purposes of registration shall include at least 30% of registered voters from different ethnic backgrounds. This will ensure that ethnic based parties do not benefit from the proportionate system and enter Parliament through the back door. Parties that cannot secure at least 30% of registered voters from a different ethnic background required for registration should not be allowed registration.

9.0   Boundaries Commission
9.1  The Members shall be from constituencies equally divided and with approximately equal number of voters. The one man one vote can only fairly work if the value of the vote is equal as well. Unlike in the past, some constituencies had 16,000 plus voters while others had merely 5000 voters who both had to elect a member each.

9.2  The Constituency Boundaries Commission must be independent.

19.0  The Role of the Military
19.1  The FTUC submits that the role of the military shall be limited to the defence  of  the  nation  by  a  foreign  power,  extremist  forces  and natural disasters but only on direction of the Parliament and/or the Prime Minister.
19.2  The  Military  shall  in  all  circumstances  be  subservient  to  the Government of the day and to Parliament. It shall have absolutely no political role.
19.3  The Commander of the Military Forces shall report directly to the line Minister  and  to  any  Parliamentary  subcommittee  on  defence  or security.
19.4  Any promotions or demotions within the military in the staff ranks and  above  shall  be  determined  by  the  Disciplined  Services Commission on recommendation of the Commander.
19.5  The Parliament may make laws relating to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.
20.0     Electoral Process
20.1  Interim Process
The  FTUC  submits that  the current  leadership  give  up  effective control of the government by resigning from their positions at least three months prior to the election date. This is to ensure that free and fair elections are held and that there is no abuse of office within the government.
20.2  We propose an interim government be set up with a mandate to ensure  free  and  fair  elections  and  the  day to day running  of government administration. The interim Government must have no powers to introduce or impose new laws.
20.3  We propose that the President invite members of the public who are independent of any political party or have any conflict of interest arising from the elections.
20.4  The term of the incumbent President shall end on the date of the first sitting of Parliament.

21.0  Current Military in the Civil Service
The FTUC also submits that all military personnel appointed to civil service positions since  5 December  2006 resign from their positions and offer themselves for reappointment through normal civil service appointment procedures under any new government.
21.1  The  purpose of  this  submission is  to  ensure that the incoming government must be  free  to  govern in accordance with the Constitution and should not be allowed to be undermined by former military or current military personnel.

The full FTUC submission
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?2ppgcm4podohpfd

EDITOR'S NOTE: Police admitted late yesterday it was a miscommunication on their part the FTUC meeting was interupted. Fiji Live quotes chief operations officer, ACP Rusiate Tudravu, as expressing regret for any inconvenience caused. "Our officers in Levuka acted on a report lodged in Suva regarding the meeting. Following consultations with the Commissioner of Police we instructed our officers to allow the meeting to continue as the case had nothing to do with the meeting that was being held". Tudravu said the meeting continued shortly after. C4.5 sources say the order to disrupt the meeting was issued by Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and the decision to withdraw it came from Frank Bainimarama.


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Police chief operations officer ACP Rusiate Tudravu in a statement expressed the authority’s regrets for any inconvenience caused. "Our officers in Levuka acted on a report lodged in Suva regarding the meeting,” Tudravu said. "Following consultations with the Commissioner of Police we instructed our officers to allow the meeting to continue as the case had nothing to do with the meeting that was being held".

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PM calls for more efforts in education PM calls for more efforts in education Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has called for more efforts to be put in to encouraging students to stay in school to acquire the skills needed to survive in an increasingly challenging world. Infant deaths concern police Infant deaths concern police Fiji’s Police Force is concerned about the number of infant deaths recorded recently – seven within 12 days. SPORTS Football News Rugby News Sports Gallery FEATURED IN SPORTS NEWS Nicky Little enjoying coaching role Nicky Little enjoying coaching role Having spent a summer in his new role as director of rugby at Simon Langton School, and Canterbury High School in the UK, Fiji’s legendary fly-half Nicky Little maintains his coaching title does not fit in with his philosophy. Mata fires Chelsea, Rooney sinks Stoke Mata fires Chelsea, Rooney sinks Stoke Chelsea cemented their position on top of the Premier League as a superb double from Juan Mata clinched a 4-2 win over Andre Villas-Boas's Tottenham on Saturday. Wallaby forward Higginbotham cited after Test Wallaby forward Higginbotham cited after Test Wallabies forward Scott Higginbotham has been cited twice for an incident involving All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw in the drawn Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane on Saturday. Matawalu scores first points for Glasgow Matawalu scores first points for Glasgow Fijian scrum half Nikola Matawalu came off the beach and scored his first points for the Glasgow Warriors this morning via a try but it was not enough to as they lost 19-8 to Ulster in the second round of the Heineken Cup. 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Fiji’s President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau welcomes historic gold medal winner, Iliesa Delana during the Paralympian's victory celebration at Vodafone Arena in Suva.Photo:Avikash Chand Fiji’s Presiden.. An emotional Suva captain and goalkeeper Emori Raqata is hugged by teammate Inosi Cava after their 1-0- victory against Ba in the final of the 2012 Fiji FACT at Govind Park in Ba.Photo Avikash Chand An emotional Su.. Exclusive ... Actor Ashmit Patel poses with his camera during the shooting of the movie Exclusive ... A.. LATEST PHOTO GALLERY New Zealand pla.. Suva's 2012 IDC.. Suva soccer cap.. Suva's Abdul Mo.. FIJI NEWS Police regrets action in FTUC, PAFCO meet October 20, 2012 06:13:30 PM A+ A- | print | email | mobile Bookmark and Share 0 inShare Follow @ Twitter Fiji’s Police Force today admitted it was miscommunication on their part that saw some of their officers in Levuka stopped a meeting between Fiji Trades Union Congress officials and executives of PAFCO yesterday. Police chief operations officer ACP Rusiate Tudravu in a statement expressed the authority’s regrets for any inconvenience caused. "Our officers in Levuka acted on a report lodged in Suva regarding the meeting,” Tudravu said. "Following consultations with the Commissioner of Police we instructed our officers to allow the meeting to continue as the case had nothing to do with the meeting that was being held".

Read more at: http://www.fijilive.com/news/2012/10/police-regrets-action-in-ftuc-pafco-meet/48359.Fijilive
Copyright 2012 © Fijilive.com
Fiji’s Police Force today admitted it was miscommunication on their part that saw some of their officers in Levuka stopped a meeting between Fiji Trades Union Congress officials and executives of PAFCO yesterday. Police chief operations officer ACP Rusiate Tudravu in a statement expressed the authority’s regrets for any inconvenience caused. "Our officers in Levuka acted on a report lodged in Suva regarding the meeting,” Tudravu said. "Following consultations with the Commissioner of Police we instructed our officers to allow the meeting to continue as the case had nothing to do with the meeting that was being held". Tudravu said the meeting continued shortly after.

Read more at: http://www.fijilive.com/news/2012/10/police-regrets-action-in-ftuc-pafco-meet/48359.Fijilive
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61 comments:

SEMI MEO said...

That’s it!!..enough is enough!..were the Unions bosses in Levuka to cajole increase in Union fees from the already struggling Levukans...

…may be best the Fiji Gov glean from the pages of a latest proposal by a Labour and Union executive in Australia to bring to par Union scrutiny in line with Executive perks and books in line with the scrutiny in Companies Act!!

Tavita said...

Felix and his gang should be kept under 25 hour surveillance. Recently he has been having "high level secret meetings" with likes of Poseci Bune and others in Lautoka. He definitely is up to something no good. Felix is no different from Raj Choordhry. They are both of same caliber and both of them stink.

The Public should be safeguarded from these sort of thugs.

Time may be ripe for FICAC to start investigation on Flex and HIS union. I am sure there are lot of hidden skeletons in the closet.

Kai Bau said...


To My tau Semi Meo Tukai Kamlesh,,,Rabuka is from Navatu and probabaly related to you...see the tone of your letter..fair on your rear admiral and also for my tauvu from navatu.Caka tiko vei cei na kaqo gonei.Sa kune ni vosa tiko vaviti me vaka e dua na kai dia.Sa bau vakaloloma sara ga nomu tukuna nai dinau kei na leqa ni veiliutaki ni klai viti.Dina ni keimami cata na veiliutaki nei Voreqe e levu ga na noqu madua taki koya. baleta niu kai viti.Bau tu vei iko e dua na yalo nin madua ni o tukuna tiko mai eso na ka e sega ni dodonu me lako mai dua na gusuna e dua na kai viti.Sa rairai tiko vinaka sara beka ga o iko mai Aussie me sa vatru qori na nomu rai baleti keda.Vaka vei au o vuniwai ni manumanu beka o iko se dua na ka vaka oya.sega beka ni o lesu mai na vula?
Sa yawa o tukai kamlesh tauri bui Kamlesh ga vaka malua de mate ni uto tale tau...rerevaki o kemudou mai Namuka...va vei na ose ni dawara sa vesu vinaka

Vutuki kamlesh said...

Meo Da levu. Iko bau wilika na ka volai tu qori se comment tu ga vaka veitalia.
They were there because of some concern by the workers brought up last month.
Nothing to do with bloody union fees. Vuaka.

Anonymous said...

sona levu

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo, shut the hell up. Unions are there to protect the rights of workers, and yes they pay fees to be a member. What the hell you on about asshole? You're anti-union and this is evident from some of your error ridden postings. I suspect you're a casual laborer in Australia and if your boss doesn't like your toilet scrubbing, as Donald T said, you're fired.

By the way semi, why did you abscond to Australia in the first place? You talk about rebuilding Fiji, and if you want to contribute go back to Fiji and offer what minimal contribution you might have instead of trying to be smart from overseas. If you can't return then shut the hell up. Period. You're beginning to be a nuisance, well you are a nuisance.

Anonymous said...

"Pafco in Suva", this is what we can read under the picture...

Sounds like PAFCO is moving to Suva...

Anonymous said...

Meo iko vosa tiko mai gusumu se mai nomu mua i muri? Era bose tiko mai Levuka baleta na veivakalolomataki e cakava tiko o na i taukei ni cakacaka kocokoco ka ra tu qo e Viti!

Levu ga na vosa vakavuku luveni da levu!

Anonymous said...

Interesting thing here is that it was the union that was against the police presence.

In reality why would the union be so concerned that a policeman, who is simply a 'worker' also is there ?

Perhaps it would have been a good oppurtunity to continue the meeting and let the police report to their bosses that it was just a simple meeting with nothing contraversial. This would have been the best solution for advancing discussion for the betterment of ALL.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous 5:36
If you read it carefully it says the Police "STOPPED" the meeting.
They were not there to give positive contribution.
They wre not invited to the meeting either by PAFCO or FTUC.
Please read carefully before commenting.
You must be related to Meo or Kamlesh.

Kai Bau said...

Tau Semi Meo Tukai Kamlesh...Bulabula o Bu vakabogi va na bogi ni Moniti qai kaya vua me vakasaqara dua na kuro kari.Sa dua la na viavia sa tu vei iko.Sa o cata sara ga me bula vinaka e dua na kai Viti se cava e leqa tiko vei iko.O bilitaki ira na noda ra veiliutaki.O tokona nodra vaka loloma taki na tamata cakacaka.Rairai e dua na tamata sega ni o rawata e dua na ka beka ena vanua o sa lai vaka i tikotriko kina qori.Nai vakaraitaki ga ni tamata macawa e tiko vei iko mo sa vosa ni veivakaloboci taki keimami sara ga nai taukei.Sega ni macala na cakacaka cava beka o cakava tu mai keri..sega ni rawa ni dua na tamata me sa tiko vinaka qai vatuqori nai vosavosa kei na vakanananu.Tamata veibeci ga vaka taki Voreqe o iko baleta ni drau sega ni rawata e dua na da.Vakaloloma Tau ni dua sa qase tu vaqori me tauca tu eso na vosa sega ni veidokai baleti ira na wekada kora sa oca na qaravi tavi ni vanua kei na lotu.....Borthy

Anonymous said...

@ semi meo
LAUNECE

SEMI MEO said...

"Kau Bau street and to cyber cowards"...lol...lol..lol...heee....heeee.....oh…sorry for giggling…just cannot help it…how could someone throw a cyber punch, assert a curse and thinking It’ll stick from way way down the “bele ni shari and sulu I ra”…no can do!!…as if we do not know how to deflect curses and send it back to it’s source…uh..7 to ten times the damage intended!!...God forbid…God forbid…

Why should one waste time reading any story regarding Union meetings who may met only to justify their exiixtence!..why?

If Union are involved, then it more than always involve Union fees various agenda…..did they sleep in a workers home ..nur…may me Royal Hotel…did they travel by ferry to Levuka….nur…of course comfort of Air Travel…

..even with good intent, what could the Union do if the world Tuna global market is cautious of the Japan Radio fall out?..even the once glorious “clean blue Pacific” of our Tuna…?...they can do nothing at all…if if we are far away from Japan..hello…consumers a not stupid..they study the seasonal and sea current flows…THAT IS ONE OF THE REASON TUNA SALES..ESPECIALLY CANNED TUNA HAS SLUMPED….

The best our Union bosses could do is until the employment rate increases at PAFCO to around 80% capacity..implement a more generous and humane policy Union advocate that....ALL, ALL union fees be suspended…oh…no…no one Union big guns will set foot on the factory floor at PAFCO ever again...may be..

..oh..why should we share with these cyber crooks how we the Fijian Dispora are assisting Fiji's economy....

Kai Bau said...

Kamlesh Nakubui Tau Semi Meo..waste of breath and time.Back at mother land people are suffering due to;
1,Big time corruption and the mother of all corruption.
2.Starving people..kids looking for food in the rubbish dump.The air smells with pooh and urine as people do their business beside the road.Unbelievable especially the untouchable race like Kamlesh.
3.Big time thieves especially pick pockets on the public transport.
4.Women abusers and child molesters.
5.Children uses as labourers.
6.Con man walking the streets big time
7.Police uniform exactly the same as their Fijis counter part
8.Buses exactly the same way some of the buses in Fiji..the woodern ones
9.Qulaqula trolley and ice cream sellers on the road.

Im sorry to say that all the bad habits and tricks above came from India.
Kamlesh can you trace your roots back brother?Untouchables/raj/singhs/ or where really you come from bro?
Again its a pity to say that we Fijians donot partcipate or partake in you being in Fiji and on behalf of the people like me would like to apologise for your grandfathers poor decision to come to Fiji and dont want to go back when its time to go.
So weather you like to live here or go somewhere else we dont care becasue we did not decide for your destination its up to you.
You go to the British people whom your grand father chased away from Indian to give you land and freedom.
To conclude my brothers the best option is to do a gentlement like thing go back to where you come from..period.
And before I pen off on behalf of the Fijian thieves who have been robbing you and stealing from you I would like to take this oppurtunity in appollogising on their behalf and also to say sorry for the harrasement.
We love you Indians to live in Fiji mainly becasue you will always be the first target to any dispute we have in the villages or any difficulty in the goverment or otherwise Fijians will go against Fijians which we do not like.Its better to go for you first than than doing it to our own kind.You are correct its a kind of a coward act but for us its better than fighting against our own blood like what happened in the Solomons.Thanks very much for that.Again Kamlesh makubui tau Semi Meo soory on behalf of Fiji.

Tukamu said...

@Meo

Au via veka sara la niu wilika nomu comments.

Anonymous said...

Union should be left alone.
Time the union start the real union strike than we see what the regime will do.
if all worker strike than the regime will fall.
united we stand divided we fall.
Time for action enough of bs from the regime.
Frank and ASK Liars.
God bless Union /Workers
Rajesh

Anonymous said...

@anonymous 5:45 PM

If you read the article carefully (as I did) you will also read that the police not only stopped the meeting BUT would allow it to continue if they retained presence.

If you read the last sentence of paragraph 5 carefully (as I did) you will read that "The FTUC refused such an unreasonable demand."

My comment made no reference to whether the police would make a positive contribution or were invited neither does the article.

Now once again take note of the article and the below;

"Perhaps it would have been a good oppurtunity to continue the meeting and let the police report to their bosses that it was just a simple meeting with nothing contraversial. This would have been the best solution for advancing discussion for the betterment of ALL".

Hopefully any further attempt at a retort by you will at least be up to the standard of Semi and Kamlesh's writings.





Kai Bau said...

To My Tau Semi Meo tukai Kamlesh,
I think that I can work out what type of human being I am dealing with here.And you quote “If Union are involved, then it more than always involve Union fees various agenda…..did they sleep in a workers home ..nur…may me Royal Hotel…did they travel by ferry to Levuka….nur…of course comfort of Air Travel.
See what’s been itching your butt the simple things ….Union fees? Royal Hotel? Air Travel…….Why you are so hard up with money? You are leaving in a country that work is readily available compare to my fellow poor workers here in Fiji…My Tau this shows that probably you are not paid very well or are struggling to make ends meet. This is exactly what Voreqe and the people at the military were doing …jealous of the well-educated Fijians and who are well off.
You are talking about the finance side of the PAFCO and sales,……why waste your time in Brisbane come home and apply for a CEO position here rather than living in your dream world and trying to make ends meet.
What about I suggest for you to come down to the real world instead of seeing the money side of things which is troubling you all along this time to see the plight of your fellow Fijian collegues around the villages in Levuka. Our people in the villages are struggling to survive and also like you trying to make ends meet.
You quote “Fijian despora are assisting Fiji’s economy”. Fiji’s economy is not for you and I to worry about…Voreqe and IG think that they can handle it so leave it to them.Im so sorry to tell you that our people in the village are part of the Fiji economy by buying things at the shop i.e. paying tax and also by selling their produce in the market.What about you how you are contributing to our economy when you are struggling to make ends meet What more you want from our villagers…….no bloody government have ever tried to help our villagers by giving them dole which they deserve but through sheer hard work and struggle by our parents in the village we become what we are today. It applies to Qarase and those well off Fijians it was through the sacrifices of their parents that they manage to come this far.And again it was pure jealousy by again some Fijian like Voreqe and the military that they stole the right of everyone in Fiji to hold the power.
Vinaka Tukai Kamlesh bareaw yani loma ni sari

SEMI MEO said...

Kai Bau..cici sara vei "Tukamu -October 20, 2012 7:04 PM ni sa gusugusu veveka tiko..tukuna vua me gunu waitui...ya na taladrodro na nona dramataka na ka e vunautaka tiko mai qori..

Oti..au se sara qito mada...Aust/NZ...taki sara!

Kai Bau said...

Tau Semi Meo Tukai Kamlesh....nanuma tiko tau me drua tolu na buinigone ni dia qori>E sebera na qito mo sa sara qito cava..rairai o sara pani tiko beka keimami talega keimami waraka tiko na qito....lasulasu bai tiko e loma ni sari qori Tau...Nanuma ga na ose ni dawara lakolako e kalove na yavana....hahahahah

Anonymous said...

Where was Felix from Dec 2006 to 2008? He was busy milking money from FNPF.

In todays world where global conditions dictate where to do business and where not, unions can't save jobs. The unions make big noises for the sake of making noises to justify their fat wages. Just have a look at what Felix and rajeshwar singh drive.

Felix is a laud mouth who makes more noise but does not bite. He is bent to make the poor workers lose their jobs when he complained to the US. All for his own agenda.

I am not supporter of the regime. I had a good job before the coup. So neither the union nor the IG feed me. But I feel that Felix wants the poor to suffer more so that he can blame it on the IG.

Felix you can fool the people some time, but you can't fool the people all the time. He will kill the poor for his own agenda and I am so glad someone punched him. Wish he had received a kick between his legs.

Anonymous said...

Daniel Uraia , could not get himself to FNPF (subsidaries) meetings on Saturdays. Big time hangover.

He was to important to bother with the workers interests at FNPF.

To interested in satisfing his own personal lust.

Anthony no different. Full of lust for power and the flesh.

Jone said...

Ban the bloody Unions in Fiji and let Felix and the rest of them get a real job. I bet they will not last a day. They are milking the labours of Fiji and filling their pockets.

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo boci The rugby is right there in Brisbane why cant you go there and watch the game.Cant afford the admission...no money

Fiji groupie said...

ex fiji times...

PAFCO jobs at risk

Nasik Swami
Friday, October 05, 2012

ABOUT 500 people could lose their jobs if a fishing company relocates to Suva.

Pacific Fishing Company Limited workers raised their concerns with the Constitution Commission.

Commissioner Penelope Moore said the majority of the women working at PAFCO, in their submissions, said they needed assistance from the authorities because they were told they would lose their jobs.

Ms Moore said the women stressed that their main source of income came from the factory and as a result of the proposed factory relocation their families would suffer.

"The women had been advised last year of the possible relocation and they now fear for their survival," she said.

When this matter was put to PAFCO chairman Peniasi Kunatuba, he refused to comment saying all management matters were handled by CEO Bhan Pratap Singh.

When contacted, Mr Singh declined to comment.

"Whatever the women have told the commission is sufficient information and I am not going to comment," he said.

Teresea Yee Shaw, a retired schoolteacher, told the commission many women would lose their jobs if the tuna factory was moved to Suva.

"Women make about 80 per cent of PAFCO's workforce and the new constitution should have provisions to cater for women's rights, interests and aspirations," she said.

Ms Moore said the women informed the commission the whole of Levuka was somehow linked to PAFCO and if the company relocated, the town would collapse.

She said the commission was told by the workers that they worked from 6am to 5pm with a net weekly pay of $102.

"They do a lot of work for very little money and in addition we have been told that the company no longer has workers compensation," Ms Moore said.

She said relevant authorities should come on board and discuss what would happen to Levuka and its people when PAFCO relocates.

"What industry will replace PAFCO? What will the source of income be for the people?" she asked.

Ms Moore said the commission could not make the necessary changes but was voicing the concerns to government to help and support these workers.

Permanent secretary for Information Sharon Smith-Johns said PAFCO's operations would continue.

"Any changes to the operations of PAFCO will take into account the welfare of all PAFCO employees as well as the welfare, sustainability and growth of the tuna industry in Fiji," Ms Smith-Johns said.

The women said they were hopeful the government would find a solution.

Anonymous said...

Fiji’s Police Force today admitted it was miscommunication on their part that saw some of their officers in Levuka stopped a meeting between Fiji Trades Union Congress officials and executives of PAFCO yesterday. Police chief operations officer ACP Rusiate Tudravu in a statement expressed the authority’s regrets for any inconvenience caused. "Our officers in Levuka acted on a report lodged in Suva regarding the meeting,” Tudravu said. "Following consultations with the Commissioner of Police we instructed our officers to allow the meeting to continue as the case had nothing to do with the meeting that was being held". Tudravu said the meeting continued shortly after. Police’s statement stem from calls by disappointed FTUC officials seeking an explanation on the legitimacy of the officers’ behavior. In a statement, FTUC national secretary Felix Anthony said the meeting at the PAFCO Board Room yesterday "began at 10:15 am and at 11:15 am police officers marched in, disrupted the meeting and said they were under orders from Suva to stop the discussions." “We were then informed that the meeting would only continue provided the Police Officers were present during the discussions between the CEO PAFCO, Human Resource Manager and Line Managers, PAFCO Employees Union Executives and FTUC Executives. Among those present at the meeting were FTUC president, Daniel Urai, Anthony, PAFCO CEO Bhan Singh, HR Manager Etueni Caucau, and PAFCO Employees Union executives. Anthony said the FTUC was meeting with PAFCO management to discuss issues faced by workers in the fish canning factory which were brought to light during one of their recent meetings with workers of PAFCO in September this year. By Lavenia Vuadreu=Fiji Live

Anonymous said...

@ semi meo
LAUDUMU

Anonymous said...

Once again. another cock-up but hardly the big deal the FCTU made it out to be. Everyone has to realise that the police are very edgy right now. They are sensitive because the military moved in over the top of them to recapture the Naboro escapees. I'm getting fed up with the FCTU making a big deal about this BS. It is time they explained why they went to the US to put the jobs of ordinary workers in danger. Felix and Daniel are basically the biggest shits in Fiji after you know who and him.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, bugger the FCTU. Felix and Dan are traitors and will be dealt with. if the courts don't do it, we will come 2014. I for one will make it my business to take their jobs for threatening mine. They made the mistake of their lives. Fat cats who will soon be road kill.

Blitz It said...

Leave Semi Meo and the unionist alone. Both have more value han you nameless cowards. Semi offers a refreshing perspective albeit one that supports the regime which I don't but he fronts and braves all of you nameless cowards. Also, we're not dumb ... we know the history of Felix Anthony and Daniel Urai so you dont have to keep throwing it down our throats - give us something new that can advance Fiji you one eyed dopes.

Kai Bau said...

Hey Blitz,,,,,you idiot...coward including you.Semi Meo is old enough to decide for himself to put down his name and its only him whos feeling the heat on this web site and I for one thanks C4.5 for that.We knew very well that we have diffrent views and some people will be using abusive language and swear and who cares? Remember my Tau Semi Meo sometimes disguise himself as an annon blogger and mind you hes living in a double world but anyone can detect his tone at the way he wrote his comments.I for one caught him off guarded sometimes because his the one who always rubbish the Fijian leadership and blame us Fijians for our poor performance.Thats the type of thinking that comes from Kaiyum and been poisoned into those military personell at the camp.One can easily tell that our own people Fijians i mean that theyve been brainwashed by Kaiyum theory.First sign to watch out for when they started running on

Anonymous said...


Semi Meo, you are a typical coward, interfering from overseas after running away from Fiji. Semi, why did you leave fiji in the first place ? Your postings are ridiculous. Simple solution to your ravings semi Meo, return to Fiji and contribute shut up. I think you deserted Fiji because you have nothing to offer

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo you SCAB

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo !@#$ you living in Australia enjoying fruits off the hard work of the unions, before you talk crap remember where the simple things in life like your weekend, overtime and a good salary/wage came from. You think your employer gave that out of the goodness of their heart then you better think again.

Anonymous said...

Who else is giving that order from Suva,, I think its those two brothers Bainimagana and Kaiyubuti Voreqe hahaha. Scared or wat??

Vutuki Kamlesh Kumar said...

I thought PAFCO already shut down lol!

Priscilla Queen of the Desert said...

Miscommunication?? Seems to me Suva is so used to jumping on any union meeting or FTUC event that it doesn't know when to stop. This automatic response to control everything will have to stop but do they know how to? Unlocking institutionalised behaviour takes time and commitment ... and leadership.

Pacific in the Media said...

Truncated Lounge fires again:


Darling Grubbers,

I missed all the glamour of last week. By contrast this one has been a bit of a downer and just a lot of slog trying to correct the mistakes of others. By the way what did happen between us after the Fiji Airways launch. My staff have been nudging and winking at each other as I walk past. And then this morning on the whiteboard in the meeting room someone had written the PS said “Put out your fag, pick up your lover!”

I seem to have spent most of the week sorting out other people’s problems. The AG has been back in the office but only operating at half speed. I think he has been wearing make up in an attempt to look a bit healthier, the makeup artist has been following him around this week. I decided to keep him out of the news for a bit; he has really made life difficult for the PM. All this trade nonsense with the US is his fault and then when you add in the Marshall Petition he is so in shit. He of course wanted to get right back into being the face of dictatorship. In the end I had to go to the PM to order him to keep quiet. I may need your help if he tries to have a go at me, you know what a vindictive little f***** he is.

Thank god he is back; Chaudhry junior had his hearing last Friday and seems to be practicing for a new career as a comedian. He had the whole court room ROFL* as he made a mockery of our judicial system. Oh hang on it us who has made the judiciary a mockery and he was just mocking Madigan. Anyway he made our Legal Services Commission look like a bunch of fools.

The first thing the AG did when he got in the office was to call Madigan in for a little chat. “How dare you let people laugh in my court? You are my judge in my court and all you need to do is to read out my judgements. That is hardly very difficult, I even type the judgments in 20 point Times New Roman bold with double spacing to make it easier for an over the hill old has been like you. What is wrong with you? I have gagged the press do I need to gag all the lawyers too!”

Pacific in the Media said...

Part Two

To make sure it does not happen again the AG has ordered that the hearing today be held behind closed doors. That way Chaudhry will be the only one laughing at his own jokes.

You may have noticed that the celebration for the 7’s team was a little muted this week. But FB said to keep it quiet. He does not want the people to realize the Fiji 7’s team is better when there are no soldiers playing or coaching the team. He is worried that the people might realize it is not only true of rugby but also true of the country as a whole.

Kumbumbollocks made a right mess of the visit of the PNG prime Minister and we have been fire fighting that all week. O’Neill is coming here to take part in the Ratu Mara Sir Michael Somare Golf Tournament. It was a private visit because he is part of the consortium that bought the Pearl and the Golf Course in Pacific Harbour. Then Kumbumbollocks announces it to the media and makes it an official visit. O’Neill nearly withdrew altogether because he had made a commitment at the Forum he would not have any official contact with us. I can tell you the lines of communication were fairly burning up between Port Moresby, Poor Peter Eafare and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

We sorted it out by having an official cocktail for them tonight but other than that all interaction is purely social. Who does O’Neill think he is trying to snub the Chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group?

Pacific in the Media said...

On top of that I have to keep the name of the tournament out of the press. We are under strict instructions not to mention Ratu Mara. It might remind the people of how much better things were when he was Prime minister.

I got in a spot of bother today when I made a statement about daylight saving. Some idiotic teachers complained about their kids leaving school in the dark. I said “Today’s government firstly looks at the needs of the children and its’ people and the idea of daylight saving is not going to create a setback for anyone as it will give ample time for people to come back home and do their chores in the broad daylight,”

In fact what they meant is that due to the current fiasco in education their pupils are leaving school and intellectually they are still in the dark. Do you think anyone will have noticed that I made a fool of myself again?

I am disappointed in you since you have come on the pay roll. I stuck my wrinkled neck out so you can build up a big nest egg like me. But since you have come on board your output seems to be slowing down. It was great you wrote the submission for the PM’s Children that came across really well. I think Meli is responding well to the grooming and will make a fine dictator like his dad. Pita Driti and some of the other senior officers had this affectionate name for him. “Tin Pot Bananas junior”

It made me laugh when you wrote that they wanted to end the coup culture. I remember you pointing it out to me as you wrote it, how true it is that all dictators want to end the coup culture. They come to power in a coup and they will probably lose power in a coup. The trick is to end the coup culture when you are in power and you can then be dictator for life.

But anyway I am so cross with you for being late writing up the army submission. You have made us all look bad as the deadline for submissions has closed. Mosese Thickoitoga had to go up to the commission secretariat with a bayonet on his rifle and had to force them to take his submission. He pointed the gun at Yash Ghai and said we will give our submission to you on Monday. In a slightly lower voice he told Yash Ghai that if he ever wants to leave Fiji he better base the new constitution on the army’s submission.

You better work the weekend and make sure you get this submission right. Pity that because I have got myself a new bikini and I am off to the West to top up my tan and add a few more wrinkles to my neck.

Hugs and kisses


Shazzer

This is to inform the public that this letter is a piece of fiction. Some of the people and events mentioned are real.

The Constitution Submissions have come to an end. Over 3,000 people submitted to the dictator.
Part Three

Grubby hurry up with the army submission and come and submit to my passion in the west.

*Rolling on the Floor Laughing, I am not sure if you have covered abbreviations yet on the QORVIS advanced social media course

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that nearly everywhere you go on this blog to read Semi Meo commenting on everything. Vosa ena Palimedi, vosa ena nodra dro na kaivesu, vosa ena ka kecega. Ni lako mai na topic ni lotu e vakaga e a dabe tale tu ga with Jesus Christ at the last supper. Sa bau mai tu tale qo e Levuka. Sa vaka o lako tu a basi ni Natovi koya e volai tu i dakuna " siga tu e vei". If you live in Brisbane, common sense would play a part in your life to mind your own business to shut up, work hard and support your relatives back here in Fiji. At the moment, you are everywhere, jack of all trade and master of none! If you really want to make a difference, choose a side and stick to it! Whether you choose the military or the unions or the SDL but choose one and stay there. Iko vaka na bekabeka i ra ga, e lewa tu na ua kei na cagi na nomu toso simply because you do not have an anchor.

Murdoch Mole said...

The ironies that we live with.Vijay and gang from Fiji Village running top story today alleged bribe by local businessman to traffic officr - $30! But totally ignoring rip off schemes from both Khaiyum and Aunty Nur, Frank and cohorts of recent years. C'mon Vijay and Praneeta get your game up bro.



Businessman allegedly tries to bribe police officer
Publish date/time: 21/10/2012 [10:15]


A 43-year-old businessman is in trouble for allegedly trying to bribe a police officer with $30 in the Western Division.

It alleged that the businessman offered the bribe to a traffic officer on Thursday when he was stopped and tested for drunk and drive during the ongoing “Operation Blitz”.

The man was later charged with one count of drunk and drive and one count of bribery.

Kwan Yang Lee has been bailed to appear in the Nadi Magistrates court at a later date.

Meanwhile, police have issued out a stern warning that such behavior will not be tolerated anyone found trying to go against the system will face the consequences of the law.


Story by: Praneeta Prakash

SEMI MEO said...

Life is for living!.......back to my suggestions in the beginning of this blog stream…

.…””may be best the Fiji Gov glean from the pages of a latest proposal by a Labour and Union executive in Australia to bring to par Union scrutiny in line with Executive perks and books in line with the scrutiny in Companies Act!!"

The notoriety of some ex and present Union bosses basking in Union funds without an internal or statutory scrutiny is shocking!!...In Australia case, alleged corrupt Federal, State, Local Gov MPs, Union slash funds to fund favors for the boys and girls, Union contributions to one single Political Party…no..no…not to the Conservatives or Greens…as if only Union members are slaves of the Labour party..

Oh…may be retrospective investigations of all Union Funds during the infamous Labour Party Victory in 1988 (?)
Laughable when Unions befriends all things democratic now when their own operation history over the years may testify to the contrary…

….to the other pieces of nobodies taunting in this esteems column??...not worth replying to…

Anonymous said...

Unions are good as long as they work towards the betterment of industry and the nation. unions are good if they seek a win - win solution. Militant and ego centric behaviour by the administers of FTUC have destroyed what used to be Fiji's productive organisations. Look what happened to FSC, FEA, Ports Authority, Public service etc. we cannot blame the government all the time. In all these organisations people are paid way above the minimum wage rate and above national average for the similar positions held by others in many private sector companies. FTUC is ia disgrace of self preservation by the fat cats of unions. When did they ever made the difference to the national progress and development in a real sense - NEVER!!!! My view is the Govt through minstry of labour should regulate minimum wage rate, set an independent ombudsman for workers and let all workers negotiate on thier own will with thier employers. So long as there is no exploitation of workers right and minimum pay each one than can be remunerated on performance. I guess we dont need Unions who are political and emotionally uses innocent workers of Fiji to vote thses Unions to form Govt which if anything hold the entire nation as hostage and deprives the good nation to become proactive, competetive and grow.

Anonymous said...

The police have no business sitting in on a meeting between a labour union and a business.

It was quite proper of the FTUC not to accept the police presence, as a matter of principle. Principle -- you remember what THAT is, don't you?

What utter stupidity and arrogance on the part of the regime! Kiss the Americans' GSP preferences goodbye. Goodbye to 15,000 jobs.

Anonymous said...

Well done Praneeta Prakash. Some of us appreciate you highlighting that our police are stamping down on the ways of some of the Asian influx.

Bribery, money laundering, illegal gambling, people traficking, organised prostitution, keep it coming.

Businessman ? could only afford $30is that what they think Fijians can be bought for !

Anonymous said...

Dina says...

Frank for Fiji & Heaven sake, pls can you get rid off Aiyaz Khaiyum..while your company is trying to take Fiji foward....this Khaiyum od advise of Nazhaat & Bano & gates is destorying Fiji and its people.

Can u pls open ur eys wider and use your brains pls.

Khaiyum on his advise has already madfe you destroy our taukei institutions, GCC, Church etc.

he has made you split taukei's and you have been blinded by this.

Aiyaz Khaiyum is an evil man and will bring you down with him...

So pls Frank hear out your military council and sack Khaiyum.

Truth Commission is the way to go Frank.....

Anonymous said...

@Dina

If one man can destroy the Church as you say it does not say much about the faith of its followers.

I can see and hear the Church continuing, can't you ?

Vutuki Meo said...

What a waste of Police Resources.
Mis-use of police resources.
Its no wonder the Police go to work everyday and are wondering wtf am I doing today. Obviously not policing, but may be politicking or dragging road-spikes.
No wonder there is low police morale.

Kai Bau said...

To my Tau Semi Meo sa rauta na volavola na wekaqu o sa vakaloloma tale kau sa lomani iko tale.Ia sa noqu i solisoli vei iko na bui Kamlesh na vaka bogi va ni mataka me daru sa lako ga yani daru sa lai gunu yaqona me qai macala mada o cei era vosa ca taka tiko na mata i soqosoqo qo.Ra teri kila o ira ni dua e vosa ca e i valavala ca ga kina o koya ko vosataki tiko e wele.Taki mai vakasinai na wekaqu.....mai nai takitaki vei au todrou o iko ena tanoa curu sara i na ruku ni liku nei Bu...lol..barewa la vei kemuni me kua ga nio rogoca na bui ni gone ni idia qori de qai nene..hahahaha

SEMI MEO said...

Anon..October 21, 2012 3:39 PM...do not forget my dear Lady...10 times the velosity of your curse comes your way...but...but...God forbid, may dear lady..

Anonymous said...

Reason police were 1 hr late was due to daylight saving. Apparently they had adjusted the clock too early. As usual they had been miscommunicated!

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo Ulukau, what is velosity?

SEMI MEO said...

Anon...October 22, 2012 8:08 AM...oh...so you read it!...did you feel that.."velosity"...why should we even worry about passing spell test when some goose just could not spell their miserable names...

...this time you'll your honorable head will look like and feel like....ttiimbber!...lol...lol

Anonymous said...

Escapee's leg amputated
17:00 Today


Guys!

The "friendly forces" in friendly Fiji have just completed a "friendly" assault on escaped prisioners resulting in one of the prisioner's leg being amputated....how friendly is that..

Maybe the Hague and the UN should take note of this....Human Rights Watch..please take note. I am not supporting criminals, but I thought that by law, everyone has a right, and that has to be protected even if minimum force be used. Further,those that are exercising "minimum force" regulations/bi-laws should also be taken to task if the consequences and degree of violation goes beyond the legal limit...or is there a limit in Fiji? AG of Fiji...please reply, because one day you will be held responsible.

Please read on...

Kaiviti.
Taken from/By:
Report by: Devendra Narayan
One of five prison escapees, who were recaptured in a joint friendly forces operation, is unable to appear in court for another two weeks.

The Magistrates Court in Suva heard that Epeli Qaraniqio has had his right leg amputated for injuries allegedly sustained during the recapture.

Qaraniqio was to have appeared in court this afternoon.

Director of Public Prosecutions lawyer, Lisiate Fotofili told Magistrate Janaka Bandara that Qaraniqio won’t be able to appear in court for another two weeks.

While presenting a medical report, Fotofili said the dressing on Qaraniqio’s leg was only removed on Friday.

Qaraniqio is still recovering at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

The case has now been adjourned until November 5th.

Qaraniqio and other four prisoners allegedly escaped from the Naboro Medium Security Prison last month.

They were arrested a few days later in a joint operation by police, prison and military officers.

Four other escapes have already appeared in court.


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Anonymous said...

To PAFCO
Get your act together and improve the garbage of a product you have - the sunbell. It stinks of rotten meat and unhygienic preparation.

Anonymous said...

When Felix was chairman TFL, he approved. $ 38 millions to purchase the obsolete CDMA 2000 Rev A used by TFL mobile. Get FICAC to dig up TFL idiot technicians together with Felix. How they shared kickback from that company who sold them system that was obsolete in 1992 worldwide.

Anonymous said...

There are many commentators in this blog are writing on issues which they have no idea about it. Felix has not joint TFL yet and the CDMA network has been in operation for about 10 years before he joined in 2007. Also decision at board level are done democratically and not a decision by one member. There has been alot of negativity about work carried out unionist which benefit workers.

Anonymous said...

We should be grateful if unionist are discussing issues regarding PAFCO. PAFCO if its back in operation will benefit Fiji, Levuka and Lomaiviti.

Anonymous said...

The Union should no be blamed for the poor performance for any organisation or company because there is always two sides of a coin. Leadership is crucial and the union becomes militant only when leadership fails.

Anonymous said...

The regime should not discourage people to meet and discuss issues which would help them to govern our country back to the people's government.Many a times life is dominated by rumours, white lies, big lies and unpardoned lies and the pawns who are the people suffer as a consequeces. The regime are championing their achievement and little they do understand or the people supporting them that they are actually doing what any government shouls do because they are using the people's money and not their personnal money.