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The president of the Fiji Trades Union Congress, Daniel Urai, says he and the General Secretary, Felix Anthony, will stand under the banner of the People’s Democratic Party.

Prominent Fiji unionists plan to stand for election

Updated about 1 hour ago

Two prominent unionists in Fiji are planning to stand for parliament at this year’s election.

The president of the Fiji Trades Union Congress, Daniel Urai, says he and the General Secretary, Felix Anthony, will stand under the banner of the People’s Democratic Party.

Trade union office holders are banned by decree from belonging to political parties in Fiji and Mr Urai says their candidacy may mean resigning from their union positions.

“The workers need a voice in parliament and definitely that’s where we will move. That’s the only area where the plight of workers can be heard and they no longer have to go through the difficulties they face under the current regime.”

Mr Urai says the party is moving in a positive direction but it is still in the early stage of development.

A party spokesman, Nirmal Singh, resigned from the PDP this week saying there were fundamental disagreements over several issues.

The PDP is one of four registered political parties in Fiji.

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One thought on “The president of the Fiji Trades Union Congress, Daniel Urai, says he and the General Secretary, Felix Anthony, will stand under the banner of the People’s Democratic Party.

  1. It’s a shame – this fragmentation within the democratic opposition. One would have thought the union people knew : “united we stand, divided we fall” and yet they have gone for division.
    There was a higher order matter they should have been focused on : how to dislodge the dictator from power. That was priority number one.
    These people got their priority wrong .
    They have put their personal squabbles and self-interest ahead of the national good.

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