Trade unions requested to follow electoral decree
November 8, 2014 4:00 am
Trade Unions have been advised to follow the electoral decree in regards to the conduct elections.
Fijian Elections Office Supervisor Mohammed Saneem says that prior to the release of the guidelines, some unions have printed advertisements for elections.
“We understand that a couple of trade unions have advertised for elections however under section 154 they will have to comply with these requirements before we proceed. The Fiji Sugar and General Workers Union have written to us to confirm they will be withdrawing the notice about elections they published earlier to comply with section 154.”
Under Section 154 of the electoral decree, the Fijian Elections Office shall be responsible for the conduct of elections of all registered trade unions, municipalities and such other elections.
Around 79 unions are registered in Fiji.