- March 3, 2022
The FTUC was part of the Global Organisers Academy meeting from 6pm to 8pm on 2nd of March 2022. Organiser representatives from around the Asia Pacific region met through zoom to share experiences in current organising activities of their unions, any campaigns that the unions were planning and their plans for International Women’s Day.
Sis Carol Beaumont, Cordinator for the Global Organising Academy Asia Pacific also highlighted the ILO Social Contract to the organisers. Bro Patuan Senior Director ITUC AP Organising Department also informed of the plans of the International Trade Union Asia Pacific regarding the celebration of the International Women’s Day.
The FTUC was represented was Ms Jotika Sharma, the Executive Officer Programmes and Administration and Mr Anasa Tuviniwai the Organiser for National Union of Workers. Ms Sharma spoke on the various activities for women delegates focusing on the FTUC Women’s Delegates Conference. She also mentioned the need for women workers to be organized into unions as majority of the sectors that were affected in Fiji due to the pandemic were women centric.
Mr Anasa spoke on the need to make changes to ensure Workers issues were paramount in the agenda of the next Government. Both representatives responded to questions regarding the role of the unions in securing improved rights for the workers.
The representatives agreed to continue organizing to promote workers rights at the workplace.