Black Tuesday, 10 April for Fiji

Posted April 5, 2012 by Alex Scott

The Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement is a group of Fijians living in Australia, NZ and the US that are promoting a return to democracy and respect for human rights in Fiji.

The Movement is organising a day of action for Tuesday 10th April 2012. The organisers ask supporters of an end to the Bainimarama regime in Fiji to wear black on Tuesday 10th April.

I encourage members to show solidarity with Fijians by wearing black and coming together to take a photo.  Photos can be sent to pacificinthemedia@gmail.com. The photos will be collected and posted on the website site Coup4.5.

As many of you are aware, the situation in Fiji is precarious for workers seeking to organise collectively. Under the Bainimarama regime, the rights of workers have been stripped away. Families are increasingly struggling to make ends meet as poverty rises and the cost of living soars. At present there is no clear indication of a return to democracy and respect for human rights.

All workers, wherever they are, are entitled to be active in a union to defend and enhance their rights. The union members of Australia and Fiji have a strong bond and I ask you to support them as they struggle for the basic rights to which everyone is entitled.

 


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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