Fiji Trades Union Congress

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FTUC
Full name Fiji Trades Union Congress
Founded 1966 (1952)
Members 32,000 (2008)
Country Fiji
Affiliation ITUC
Key people Daniel Urai Manufolau, president
Felix Anthony, national secretary
Office location Suva, Fiji

The Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) is a trade union organization in Fiji, originally founded in 1952 under the leadership of Pandit Ami Chandra as the Fiji Industrial Workers Congress (FIWC). As the FIWC the organisation was the third federation in Oceania, after the ACTU and the NZCTU, to join the ICFTU. In 1975 the FTUC's membership was 25,000. Currently, the FTUC is affiliated to the International Trade Union Confederation. It has a close relationship with the Fiji Labour Party. The FTUC has 30 trade union affiliates, covering the public and private sectors. Major affiliates include: the Fiji Public Service Association, the Fiji Teachers Union, the Fiji Sugar & General Workers Union, the National Union of Hospitality, Catering & Tourism Industries Employees and the National Union of Factory and Commercial Workers Union.

In 2013 FTUC established the People's Democratic Party to contest the 2014 election.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fourth political party gains registration in Fiji". Radio New Zealand International. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-05-30.