18th January 09:09 PM
We are not going to use any violence - Singh
By Semi Turaga/Priteshni Nand/Rashika Kumar
Saturday 10/08/2019

We are not going to use any abusive language or violence.

This was stressed by Fiji Teachers Union General Secretary Agni Deo Singh to more than 180 people who joined the workers gathering at the Fiji Teachers Union office carpark along Berry Road in Suva today organised by the Fiji Trades Union Congress.

Police officers were at the scene to monitor the gathering to ensure safety and security of the general public.

Singh says the option of no action was not an option after their permit application to march in Suva today was denied by Police.

National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad and Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry joined the gathering.

NFP parliamentarian Lenora Qereqeretabua and SODELPA MP, Lynda Tabuya as well as other party members were also there.

Gatherings are also taking place at union properties in Lautoka and Nadi.

In Lautoka, over a hundred members have gathered in tents with placards and posters at the National Union of Workers office carpark.

FTUC National Secretary Felix Anthony is expected to speak to those gathered in Lautoka.

The Fiji Trades Union Congress says these peaceful workers gatherings are being held for them to raise campaign issues such the National Minimum Wage,  Right to Strike, Labour Law Reforms, Imposition of Individual Contracts, Federated Airline Staff Association Issues, Vatukoula Strike and Harassment and intimidation of trade unionists.


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