ILO defers Commission of Inquiry decision
November 7, 2015 5:50 am
The International Labour Organisation has deferred its decision to appoint a commission of enquiry on Fiji.
The ILO body published a draft decision on its web site dated 4th November.
The ILO is proposing that a joint group be sent from Geneva to look into why the agreement that Fiji has put in place has not been signed by all parties.
In Fiji’s case the government and the Employers have signed the agreement, however, most of the Trade Unions have not signed.
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says they have not been officially notified of the ILO decision as yet.
“General what we have found is that whatever draft decision is on their website prior to the actual meetings – that’s what they adhere to because the draft decisions generally come out because there have been discussions between the three tripartite partners in Geneva in ILO.”
Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji is in compliance with all the core ILO conventions, and they have always urged the unions to work together to benefit all Fijians.