WOMENS COMMITTEE 2020-2022

WOMENS COMMITTEE 2020-2022

The Fiji Trades Union Congress sets up its Women’s Committee in accordance with Rule 14 of its Constitution.The Women’s Committee is elected bi-annually at the meeting of the FTUC Women’s Delegates Conference.The Women’s Committee for the term 2018-2020 is as follows:

AIM

The purpose of the Women’s Committee is to assist the FTUC in achieving its aims and objectives with particular reference to women’s issues as outlined below:To promote the participation and integration of women into trade unions

  • To examine and introduce structures to organise women workers and strengthen and women’s committee.
  • To identify and promote the needs of unorganised women workers and organise them into trade union structure.
  • To plan, implement and monitor a programme of action of women workers.
  • To review and promote revision of existing legislation in relating to women and initiate enactment of new legislation as considered in the best interest of women.
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RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Observer Status Of 1 Women Representative From The Women’s Committee On The National Executive Board Of The FTUC
  • Representative To The ITUC-AP Women’s Committee As Titular Member
  • Elected Member To Vice Chair Of ITUC Women’s Committee
  • Formation Of Women’s Committees At Affiliate Level
  • Participation At International Trainings
  • Active Participation On The National Minimum Wage Campaign
  • Participation In ITUC “Count Us In Campaign”

FUTURE ACTIVITIES

The Women’s Committee activity plans are as follows:

  • To Increase Women Representation In The Trade Union Movement
  • Increase Women Membership By 30% By The Next Biennial Delegate Conference
  • Raise Awareness To Inform And Educate On The Roles And Functions Of The FTUC Women’s Committee To Affiliates And The General Public
  • To Develop Capacity Within The Women’s Committee To Uphold Future Leadership Positions In Their Respective Unions Within The FTUC Umbrella
  • Organizing To Recruit Women Unorganised Members From The Vulnerable Or Disadvantaged Sectors
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WOMENS COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2018-2020

Team Member

Sis Melia Vuki - Chairperson
National Union of Hospitality, Catering & Tourism Industries Employees
(NUHCTIE)

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Sis Vani Disusu - Vice Chair
National Union of Workers
(NUW )

Team Member

Sis Salote Lawakeli - Vice Chair
Federated Airline Staff Association
(FASA)

Team Member

Sis Sima Kumar - Secretary
Fiji Teachers Union
(FTU)

Team Member

Sis Reapi Ritova
Assistant Secretary
National Union of Factory and Commercial Workers
(NUFCW)

Team Member

Sis Alanieta Panapasa - Treasurer
Communications, Mining, General Workers Union
(CMGWU)

Team Member

Sis Saini Nabaya- Committee Member
Fiji Hotels and Allied Industries Employees Union
(FHAIEU)

Team Member

Sis Usa Kalim- Committee Member
Fiji Bank & Finance Sector Employees Union
(FB&FSEU)

Team Member

Sis Denise Gibson - Committee Member
Fiji Flight Attendants Trade Union
(FFATU)

Team Member

Sis Laite Ratu - Committee Member
Tropic Wood Industries & Allied Workers Union
(TWI&AWU)

Team Member

Sis Ateca Viria- Committee Member
Fiji Local Government Officers Association
(FLGOA)

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