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More clarification needed: Brigadier General Aziz

April 23, 2019 4:39 pm

The Fiji Military Forces is of the opinion that there are numerous Fijians living abroad who fall under the definition of a migrant worker.

This was highlighted by the Deputy Commander of RFMF, Brigadier General Mohammed Aziz.

Aziz says they have no data to support this statement but they believe these are people who will be affected by the provisions in the International Convention on the Protection of the rights of all migrant workers.

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Brigadier Aziz says the convention is significant and Fiji must not be confused about migration and clarification should be provided of nationals that do enter our country, engaged in activities that have prescribed remuneration and wages.

“The convention demands very high standards for the states to adhere to, although the standards are high the protection of rights accorded to immigrant workers will help our nationals and equally those migrant workers in Fiji.”

Aziz presented the RFMF submissions on the convention to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense today.

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