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ILO condemns Fiji's expulsion of its delegation

ILO condemns Fiji's expulsion of its delegation

Updated 20 September 2012, 17:09 AEST

The International Labour Organisation has strongly condemned the expulsion of its delegation to Fiji.

The UN body had been invited by the coup installed military government to visit Fiji, following claims by local trade unionists that workers rights were being curtailed.

But the groups was told to leave Fiji on Wednesday, after what the interim government describes as "miscommunications" about its terms of reference.

ILO Director-General Juan Somavia has strongly condemned what he describes as Fiji's unilateral decision.

He says it puts a greater spotlight on the critical situation of freedom of association in Fiji, and has called on the Government to reconsider its position.

Bruce hill talked to the Director of the ILO office in Fiji, David Lamotte.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: the Director of the ILO office in Fiji, David Lamotte

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