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Fiji union arrests criticised as heavy handed

Fiji union arrests criticised as heavy handed

Updated 13 January 2014, 16:53 AEDT

The coup installed military government in Fiji has been labelled heavy handed for arresting several trade union leaders.

Fiji Trades Union Congress President Daniel Urai and six other unionists were arrested late last week in connection with the Sheraton Hotel dispute.

They have all been given travel bans, and must report to police every Friday.

FTUC general secretary, Felix Anthony, says the interim government is simply persecuting the trade union movement.

Radio Australia has approached the Fiji interim government for comment, but they have not responded.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Fiji Trades Union Congress general secretary, Felix Anthony

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