Between the Lines

BTL: 3rd May, 2019

At the rate she is going now she is likely to surprise everyone again in the 2022 election. Can she do it?
03 May 2019 14:58
BTL: 3rd May, 2019
Opposition MP, Lynda Tabuya.

Lynda in action

To those who do not like Lynda Tabuya in SODELPA, they better realise that she is not going away.

Despite all the rumours, Ms  Tabuya is working very hard to consolidate her position not only as Opposition Whip but also as a contender for the vacant SODELPA party leader post.

Yesterday she was in the thick of a trade unionists’ meeting at the Fiji Trades Union Congress office in Suva.

She or her assistant was live streaming from there.

A footage showed  Fiji Teachers Union and Fijian Teachers Association officials  displaying solidarity in a rare moment together.

They are two of the last surviving remnants of organisations that were formed in a bygone era on racial lines.

The Indo-Fijian FTU and the iTaukei FTA officials looked at ease together. Are we seeing a precursor to a merger between the two to eliminate their racial tag and form one teachers’ union? If the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) and the Fiji Islands Council of Trade Unions (FICTU) can do it, there is no reason why the FTU and the FTA cannot amalgamate into one union.

In the midst of all these, watch Ms Tabuya. She has cleverly worked her way to become the darling of the trade unions. She stamped her mark at the ATS strike and the subsequent march through Nadi Town last year. No wonder she polled the fifth highest votes in the last General Election nationally, and second highest in her party.

At the rate she is going now she is likely to surprise everyone again in the 2022 election. Can she do it?
You bet!

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