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ACTU wants soldiers removed from Fiji sugar mill

ACTU wants soldiers removed from Fiji sugar mill

Updated 23 August 2013, 17:22 AEST

Australian trade unions have called for soldiers to be removed from the Lautoka sugar mill in Fiji.

A strike by sugar workers appears imminent, and the union leader, Felix Anthony, claims the soldiers are intimidating his members,

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces Land Force commander, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga, says the troops are there to protect the mill, nothing more.

But Australian Council of Trade Unions President, Ged Kearney, tells Bruce Hill the situation is unacceptable.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Australian Council of Trade Unions President Ged Kearney

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