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FTUC hits back at Prime Minister

January 9, 2018 5:34 pm

Fiji Trades Union Congress General Secretary Felix Anthony has hit back at Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s statement that he’s saddened by some unionist and politicians putting their interests first.

Anthony says the Prime Minister has had a habit of blaming others for the problems that exist.

According to Anthony the march being organized this weekend is to also remind the Prime Minister and the government that they need to act on these issues.

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Anthony adds the ATS workers are part of the bigger picture the Prime Minister is talking about.

However, Bainimarama yesterday called on Fijians to think for themselves and put their best interests first.

“You must protect yourselves from those who would use you to help themselves. Don’t buy into the falsehoods from people who aren’t in your positions and don’t understand your situation. Don’t let yourself become tools for someone else’s political gain. I’ve been told there is a march planned in Nadi this weekend, and again, I fear it will simply be another opportunity for those seeking relevance ahead of the elections to try and gain political mileage on the backs of ordinary Fijians.”

Meanwhile, the Fiji Trades Union Congress is now awaiting the written approval of a permit to march in Nadi this Saturday.

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