ILO mandate different
September 20, 2012 7:02 pm
The International Labour Organisation was asked to leave Fiji by the Prime Minister’s Office over differences on their Terms of References.
Permanent secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office Colonel Pio Tikoduadua say the ILO mission had their own mandate which was not in their terms of reference.
He says their understanding was that ILO would work under the terms of reference drawn up by Fiji, but this was not accepted by ILO.
Under its terms of reference, the government said the ILO mission must review the impact of the Essential Industries Decree.
It suggested that the mission should also talk to employees and employers rather than talking to the unions only.
The ILO on the other hand wanted to see how the freedom of association which dicates terms of collective bargaining was affected.
The government says ILO delegation wan’t forced out and are always welcome to return..