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FTUC confirms nationwide protest to go ahead, Police say no permit application received

April 27, 2019 7:53 am

The Fiji Trade Union Congress in a statement confirms they will be going ahead with a nationwide protest next Friday as planned.

This comes despite Police confirming that they’ve yet to received a permit application from the union.

National Secretary Felix Anthony says the key office bearers met on Wednesday this week to deliberate on the national protest preparations and decided that they will go ahead with the nationwide protest while a second protest will be held on Saturday next week in Nadi.

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Anthony says there are some unions that may need to go on protest earlier than May 3rd as they have received information of massive layoffs.

He says they want to raise their disappointment in relation to six issues which include national minimum wage, delay in labour law reforms, right to strike, Vatukoula strike, unresolved FASA issues and opposing unilateral imposition of individual contracts.

We have sent questions to Anthony which is yet to be answered.

FBC News also questioned Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Praveen Kumar on the planned protest, he declined to make any comments.

Stay with us for more on this developing story.

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