The FTUC National Minimum Wage Campaign for $4 FJD from the current $2-32 FJD is gaining momentum as our advertisements promoting awareness has now been aired on various media in Fiji. This initiative has been made possible through support from ILO ACTRAV which allowed much needed awareness materials to be produced and distributed as a result of training held on May 4th & 5th in Fiji, cordinated by Ms Jotika Sharma, ILO Specialist on Workers Activities and consultant Bro Raghwan.
” We need to reach out to the workers in the field, and media – especially television, and radio are the most effective forms. The current minimum wage is grossly inadequate.” says the National Secretary Mr Felix Anthony. In our ongoing field visits, workers have brought to our attention their continued sufferings and inability to put food on the table, coupled by basic violations of their working rights.
” We are conducting national level consultations with workers on the minimum wage and we have planned visits to all major towns and centers in Fiji. So far we are pleased with the level of interaction with the workers on this crucial campaign, they are becoming more aware of their right to freedom of association and to a fair and just wage.”
Here is the audio version of the promotion of the minimum wage.
Click on the visual material below for the promotion of the national minimum wage campaign.
The FTUC continues to receive signatures on a daily basis in support of this national campaign. Forms are available at all union offices and can be obtained from the FTUC office by emailing or calling on 3315377.