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Fiji Labour leader dismissive of new trade union party

Fiji Labour leader dismissive of new trade union party

Updated 28 November 2012, 18:42 AEDT

The Fiji Labour Party has dismissed the announcement of a rival political party by the country's trade union movement.

Yesterday on Pacific Beat, Fiji Trades Union Congress President Daniel Urai said details of the new party would be announced in two weeks time.

Relations between Labour and the FTUC have been tense recently, and became worse when union general secretary Felix Anthony failed in his bid to become party leader.

Labour leader Mahendra Chaudhry tells Bruce Hill the new party is basically the creation of the two unionists, and they do not even represent Fiji's union movement.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry

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