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ILO hails Fiji trade union law workshop a success

ILO hails Fiji trade union law workshop a success

Updated 22 November 2013, 11:58 AEDT

An International Labour Organisation workshop in Fiji for lawyers on trade union law has been hailed as a success.

Christine Nathan, the region specialist for worker education at the ILO's regional office in Bangkok, says the fact that the UN body was allowed into the country by the coup installed military government shows that perhaps relations might be improving.

The ILO and the Fiji interim government have clashed in the past over trade union rights, and a delegation from the world labour body was kicked out of Fiji last year after arriving on a fact finding mission.

Christine Nathan tells Bruce Hill the past history of rocky relations was very much on the minds of the ILO when they authorised the workshop to be held in Fiji.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Christine Nathan, the region specialist for worker education at the ILO's regional office in Bangkok

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