EMPLOYERS REQUEST BRIEFING ON THE DRAFT CONSTITUTION

The Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation has asked the Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, to conduct a briefing for its members on the Draft Constitution.

The session will be held in Suva tomorrow at the start of a week in which the AG?s legal team will again hold consultations on the Draft in various parts of the country.

The Attorney General said he was pleased that Fiji?s employers had requested a special session and he looked forward to the session.

“Given that the draft allows for the application of the Bill of Rights in the private sector I would imagine they would be interested in that aspect, which is unprecedented. I also imagine they would be interested in the expanded equality provisions and the new socio-economic rights, which includes employment standards and just minimum wage?, he said.

The AG also said he was looking forward to this week?s program of consultations in other parts of Viti Levu, Kadavu and the Yasawas.

?The public response to these discussions has been overwhelmingly positive and we want to give as many Fijians as possible the opportunity to take part. Everyone is welcome to the sessions, irrespective of their political views and affiliations. I urge everyone to make the most of these discussions before the pubic consultation process comes to an end and submissions close on Tuesday week, April 30th?, he said.

This week?s confirmed sessions are as follows:

Nasinu :

The briefing session in Nasinu will be held on Tuesday April 23rd at 7pm at the Rishikul Sanatan College Hall, Valelevu, Nasinu.

Kadavu:

The briefing session in Kadavu will be held on Wednesday April 24th at 9.00am at the Tavuki Community Hall, Kadavu.

Tavua:

The briefing session in Tavua will be held on Thursday April 25th ?at 7.30pm at the Tavua Levu Village Hall, Tavua.

Naviti Island, Yasawas:

The briefing session in Naviti will be held on Saturday April 27th at 9.00am at the Malevu Village Hall, Naviti Island.

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