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CTU Supports Tourism Awareness Campaign on Fiji

CTU Supports Tourism Awareness Campaign on Fiji
 
The Council of Trade Unions is supporting a campaign to raise awareness among potential tourists of the reality of life in Fiji.
 
Peter Conway, Secretary of the CTU says “Fiji is a military dictatorship and is far from the paradise portrayed in the tourism brochures”.
 
"The South Pacific nation might have beautiful clear water, sandy beaches and smiling faces, but behind that lies an uglier side to the country."
 
"Sixty per cent of people earning a wage are living below the poverty line and workers have been stripped of their human rights."
 
The new campaign is jointly co-ordinated by the ACTU, the International Trade Union Confederation, the NZCTU and Equal Times. The campaign website is www.destinationfiji.org
for further information.
 
Peter Conway said the aim of the campaign is to inform tourists so that when they decide on a holiday destination they take into account the facts about the military dictatorship and the unfair processes under way in advance of the election next year. And if people do decide to holiday in Fiji we hope they talk to local people about the real story of what is going on.
 
Peter Conway said that the campaign also calls on Foreign Affairs Ministers in Australia and New Zealand to demand that Fiji brings its practices into line with international human rights standards, repeals draconian measures that have stripped workers of their fundamental rights, allows the United Nations in to monitor the situation, and commits to genuine transparent and democratic processes in the lead up to the 2014 election.
 
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