Lessons for Organising in Fiji

Emily-ITUC Organising CoordinatorEmily Paulin – ITUC Organising Coordinator

The empowerment of trade union organisers on the aspects of organising and recruitment was the number one priority of a workshop that was held by FTUC in collaboration with ITUC .

ITUC Organising Coordinator Emily Paulin conducted a workshop for union organisers in the country earlier this week.

ITUC is a global union movement that defends and uplifts the work of trade unionists through its foundation.

Ms Paulin said an organiser is key to a worker’s decision to join a union.

“We have to learn how to speak their (workers) language and make them realise that they are a force to be reckoned with and they can achieve so much more for themselves when they organise,” she said.

The organiser workshop is part of a the FTUC Organiser project, funded through the ITUC.

Union organisers recruit workers and also secure union representation for them at their workplaces.

The FTUC acknowledges ITUC’s contribution towards the workshop and Ms Paulin for the facilitation of the workshop together with the FTUC staff.


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