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CABINET APPROVES FIJI’S PARTICIPATION AT THE 103RD SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE, GENEVA AND THE 321ST SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION’S GOVERNING BODY

5/20/2014
Fiji will participate in the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva from the 28th of May to 12th June 2014, as well as in the 321ST session of the International Labour Organization’s Governing Body in Geneva on the 13th of June 2014.

Cabinet based its decision on a submission by the Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, Mr Jone Usamate.

The Minister said that in accordance with Article 3 (1) of the ILO Constitution, a delegation to the International Labour Conference is to comprise of four delegates: namely two senior Government delegates, one delegate representing the Employers and one delegate representing the Workers.

He said that the two most representative organizations representing the employers and the workers in Fiji, namely, the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF) and the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) shall form part of the tripartite delegation.

Cabinet has agreed that the Government delegation be led by the Labour Minister and supported by the Permanent Secretary for Labour and Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem.

The Government delegation shall participate at the 321st Session of the International Labour Organization’s Governing Body (ILO GB) on Friday, 13th June 2013.

The Minister for Labour shall address the Conference Plenary and the Minister’s Conference and hold consultative meetings with the ILO Director General, the ILO Director for International Labour Standards and relevant ILO Governing Body executives.

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