ILO Shelves Commission of Inquiry

Caption: Honourable Minister for Employment Semi Koroilavesau meets ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. Photo: SUPPLIED.

The 325th Session of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Governing Body considered at its meeting on 11 November 2015 the complaint against Fiji pursuant to Article 26 of the ILO Constitution.

The Fijian delegation to the ILO Governing Body meeting was led by the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Honourable Semi Koroilavesau, the Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other Organisations in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, the Acting Permanent Secretary for Employment, Salaseini Daunabuna and Senior Legal Officer at the Office of the Attorney-General, Robyn-Ann Mani. The CEO of the Fiji Commerce and Employers? Federation, Nesbitt Hazelman, also attended the Governing Body meeting.

Following deliberations on the agenda item regarding Fiji, the ILO Governing Body deferred the decision on a Commission of Inquiry to its March 2016 Session, deciding instead that a tripartite mission to be sent to Fiji to review the obstacles to the submission of a joint implementation report and consider the pending matters in the complaint lodged against Fiji. The Tripartite Mission is to prepare a report, which is to be submitted to the March 2016 session of the ILO Governing Body.

The Fijian Government accepted and welcomed the visit of the tripartite mission and reiterated its commitment towards continued engagement with the ILO.

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