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FTUC rejects ERP Amendments Bill

June 19, 2015 1:30 am

The Fiji Trade Union Congress has rejected the Employment Relations Promulgation Amendments Bill.

General Secretary, Felix Anthony in a submission this morning before the Parliament Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights told the members that the Bill in its current form is not compliant with the core conventions of the ILO nor is it compliant with the signed Tripartite Agreement.

Anthony highlighted several issues with the Bill, one of which is the definition of the Essential National Industry Services and the right to strike by workers.

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He said it was one thing to repeal the Essential National Industry Services Decree and quite another to include aspects of it in the current ERP Amendments Bill.

Public submissions before the committee end today with a finalized report expected to be tabled in Parliament in the July sitting.

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