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Fiji's trade unions are bearing the brunt of repression and harassment from the military dictatorship that has run Fiji since 2006. The TUC is taking part in a global union solidarity campaign and want you to help.
Taking action has worked!
The news that the leaders of the Fijian trade union movement are out of jail is a testament to the power of union campaigning and the value of LabourStart.
"Within 24 hours of the launch of LabourStart's online campaign demanding the release of the two Fijian trade union leaders, both have been let out of jail. Their release followed the sending of nearly 4,000 messages to Fijian embassies around the world. Within the first few hours, we had managed to crash the embassy email servers in France and New Zealand and were no doubt overwhelming them elsewhere..." Eric Lee, LabourStart Read more
Although the immediate threat has passed we still need to remain vigilant as there is still a lot more to do about workers' rights and democracy in Fiji.
See the TUC background note on Fiji - with links to International Trade Union Confederation and Amnesty International reports