Fiji Opposition Claims Police Intimidating Trade Union Executives

Prasad says United Nations Human Rights Council will be alerted

By Aqela Susu

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Oct. 10, 2017) – The National Federation Party has called on the Fiji Police Force to stop the alleged intimidation of trade union executives after their decision to hold a secret ballot to seek mandate for strike action.

In a statement, NFP leader Professor Biman Prasad said the party would alert the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the matter.

He claimed the party had viewed correspondence from the Fiji Public Service Association to the Public Services International informing them that two of its union executives were interviewed by police and had emails and newsletters confiscated.

Prof Prasad claimed that some trade unionists and union staff members who do not represent public sector employees had received calls from police seeking information from them on the proposed strike ballot.

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