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JL
- 1846 days ago - labourstartcampaigns.net
Fiji: Hotel strike declared illegal, union leaders jailed



   

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JL A (281)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 7:15 pm
Imagine if this happened to you:

Your union is in a dispute with your employer. You call a strike. The employer agrees to negotiate. The strike ends, the workers return to work.

And then the government steps in, announces that what you have done is illegal, and arrests the leaders of your union.

That's exactly what just happened in Fiji.

Among those arrested was Daniel Urai, who is also President of the Fiji Trades Union Congress. I met Daniel (pictured above left) at the LabourStart Conference in 2012 in Sydney.

This is outrageous -- which is why the International Trade Union Confederation and the International Union of Foodworkers have launched a joint global protest campaign on LabourStart here:

http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=2169&src=lsmm

We're demanding that the government release the jailed union leaders now.

This is one of those campaigns that has a really good chance of having an effect because Fiji is dependent on tourism and goodwill from overseas.

Every protest message we send can help ensure that Dan and his colleagues are freed.

Please make sure to share this message with your friends, family and fellow union members.

Thank you!


Eric Lee
 

Mary T (356)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 8:48 pm
Thank you Mary for sending off your message in support of our campaign. Every message that we send brings us one step closer to our goal.
 

Kit B (276)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 9:09 pm

Thank you!

Thank you Kit B for sending off your message in support of our campaign. Every message that we send brings us one step closer to our goal. Thanks J L.
 

Carrie B (306)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 10:08 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you JL.
 

Jason B (142)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 10:44 pm
Thanks, Signed The Other Day
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday January 31, 2014, 2:51 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday January 31, 2014, 3:33 am
Thank you!
Thank you Frans Badenhorst for sending off your message in support of our campaign. Every message that we send brings us one step closer to our goal.

7255 supporters
 

Shirley S (187)
Friday January 31, 2014, 3:43 am
Signed & noted
 

Athena F (131)
Friday January 31, 2014, 3:51 am
done thanks
 

. (0)
Friday January 31, 2014, 6:10 am
message sent
 

lee e (114)
Friday January 31, 2014, 7:47 am
couldn't sign but tried - thanks
 

lee e (114)
Friday January 31, 2014, 7:49 am
signed - the third time around! sometimes persistence pays off! :)
 

kate K (481)
Friday January 31, 2014, 7:50 am
N&S
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 31, 2014, 8:21 am
Signed-thx JL
 

Sheila D (194)
Friday January 31, 2014, 9:24 am
Get ready America...this could bve coming very soon to us.
 

Thomas P (275)
Friday January 31, 2014, 9:25 am
Noted and signed...thanks JL
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday January 31, 2014, 10:48 am
Thank you Terrie C. Williams for sending off your message in support of our campaign. Every message that we send brings us one step closer to our goal.
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Lisa A (204)
Friday January 31, 2014, 12:54 pm
Thank you Lisa Neste for sending off your message in support of our campaign. Every message that we send brings us one step closer to our goal.
 

Edwin M (346)
Friday January 31, 2014, 1:53 pm
Done, thanks JL
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday January 31, 2014, 8:18 pm
Thank you S G for sending off your message in support of our campaign. Every message that we send brings us one step closer to our goal.
 

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 2:29 am
noted and signed
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 1:20 am
another case of unwanted government interference in workers civil rights.This stupid action is going to inflame the situation after it had already been resolved.Politicians are the real pits.
 
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