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Fiji military in sugar mills as strike looms | Pacific Beat

Fiji military in sugar mills as strike looms

Fiji military in sugar mills as strike looms

Updated 22 August 2013, 16:20 AEST

A looming strike in Fiji's vital sugar industry has seem the deployment of the military to the Lautoka sugar mill.

The union claims its workers have been threatened and intimidated by soldiers, but the Army denies that, saying they are simply there to protect the mill.

Fiji is in the middle of the cane crushing season, and a strike could have serious economic repercussions.

The Fiji Sugar Corporation has not replied to a request for an interview.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker:Fiji Sugar and General Workers Union general secretary Felix Anthony, Republic of Fiji Military Forces Land Force Commander, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga

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