The Fijian Delegation at the International Labour Conference in Geneva. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.
Minister of Employment, Industrial Relations and Productivity, Hon. Jioji Konrote is expected to address the International Labour conference 104th session in Geneva on the 10th and the 12th of June.
A highlight of this presentation will be the progress Fiji has made by social partners in relation to legislative reform of the Essential National Industrial Decree, and participation on the Employment Advisory Board.
The Fiji delegation to the meeting consists of director of Labour Policy, Mrs Vani Varea, the chief executive officer of the Fiji Commerce and Employers’ Federation, Mr Nesbit Hazelman, the general secretary of the Fiji Trade Unions Congress, Mr Felix Anthony, Fiji permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ms Nazhat Khan, first secretary at the Fiji Mission in Geneva, Mr Ajendra Pratap, and state counsel at the Office of the Solicitor-General, Ms Robyn-Ann Mani.
ILO Director General, Guy Ryder outlined that last year the ILO placed a lot of emphasis on their work in relation to social justice and decent work. This year’s conference is expected to include a high level panel discussion on decent work and climate change, an interactive discussion on child labour and a dedicated session social protection programmes.