Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fijian union leaders released after international campaign

On the 9th of January, six union leaders from the National Union of Hospitality Catering and Tourism Industries were arrested for an illegal strike.  The strike was at the Sheraton Fiji Resort and Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa (both owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.) in Narewa village, Fiji. Workers were protesting against the removal of their benefits. This is not the first time that unions have been targeted in Fiji. Fortunately, this time, on the 2nd of February the charges against all defendants were dropped.

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