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  • Has Fiji’s democracy decayed into a police state ?

    , by TUDOR Owen

    Fiji’s restored democratic government has relapsed into a police state. A month ago, global union solidarity once again had to be deployed to get Fijian union leader Felix Anthony (president of the ITUC Asia-Pacific region) out of jail. And unions are now gearing up to raise the issue at this (...)

  • Fiji: Nurses, teachers strike against pay cut

    , by WILLIAMS Kerryn

    About 1400 nurses in Fiji, who began a strike on July 25, were joined on August 2 by thousands of teachers and other public servants, resulting in at least half of Fiji’s 20,000 public sector workers being on strike.
    Hospitals were paralysed and school classrooms were empty around the country. (...)

  • Fijian women oppose water privatisation

    , by Green Left Weekly

    The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement is protesting the March 13 promulgation of the Water Authority of Fiji Bill, which according to public service and public sector interim minister Poseci Bune will provide more “effective management” of water, including “opportunities for competition in the provision (...)

  • Behind Fiji’s coup

    , by ILTIS Tony

    On December 5, after weeks of speculation, the commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama announced that he had overthrown the government of Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase in Fiji’s third military coup in the past 20 years. On January 4, the military restored (...)