ILO – International Labour Organization : ILO mission to Fiji aborted
09/19/2012 | 12:45pm US/Eastern
GENEVA (ILO news) – The Fijian government has stopped the International Labour Organization (ILO) from carrying out a mission to verify complaints over the lack of freedom of association made by local trade unions, the ILO said in a statement issued on 19 September.
The government had initially agreed to the ILO mission, but then called it short during the first meeting on Wednesday 19 Sptember. The Office of the Prime Minister presented the mission with entirely new terms of reference, which the ILO found unacceptable. As a result, the ILO mission was asked to leave Fiji immediately.
The ILO mission was mandated by the ILO Governing Body Committee on Freedom of Association and the unanimously adopted Resolution on Fiji adopted at the ILO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting in December 2011.