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Tripartite Delegation Attends International Labour Meeting

A tripartite delegation from Fiji is attending the International Labour Conference this week in Geneva, Switzerland. The delegation comprised of representatives from the Fijian Government, Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC),
01 Jun 2018 10:00
Tripartite Delegation Attends International Labour Meeting
From left: Second Secretary of the Geneva Mission Robyn-Ann Mani, Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation chief executive officer Nesbitt Hazelman, Permanent Secretary for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Salaseini Serulagilagi Daunabuna, Fiji Trades Union Congress president Daniel Urai, Ministry of Employment’s Shane Pickering and Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Nazhat Shameem Khan. Photo: DEPTFO News

A tripartite delegation from Fiji is attending the International Labour Conference this week in Geneva, Switzerland.

The delegation comprised of representatives from the Fijian Government, Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC), and the Fiji Commerce and Employers’ Federation (FCEF).

The conference began with the Report delivered by the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation, Guy Ryder, which focused on four key areas of employment, social protection, social dialogue and tripartism.

The ILO Director-General similarly spoke of the theme women and work and also on gender equality, violence, and harassment in the workplace, which is the focus at this year’s conference.

Referring to the ILO Women at Work Initiative, he said that women continue to be paid approximately 20 per cent less than men per month across the world, even when they do the same work or work of equal value and are also more likely to be subjected to violence and harassment at work.

He said that while there had been encouraging improvements in growth and employment in a number of member States, there needed to be better progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Also speaking at the opening of the conference were the chairs of the workers’ organisations, and the employers’ organisations. The conference continues until Friday 8 June, with the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate joining the delegation from next week.

The conference is attended by over 5700 delegates from governments, workers’, and employers’ organisations from around the world.

 

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