In addressing the 250 plus delegates, advisors and observers at this year’s Conference, Mr Anthony who is the General Secretary of the FTUC stated that human rights including trade union rights have come under increasing pressure resulting in continuing harassment and threats faced by union leaders. He further added that the ITUC Global Report on trade unions rights indicated that this region has one of the highest number of those countries classified as serious violators of trade union rights. Countries like Fiji, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar were mentioned.
Bro Anthony also stated that for achievement of SDG 1 on poverty there is need to establish a minimum and living wage for workers.
The full text of the speech will be uploaded here soon.