Decision on the fifth item on the agenda: Complaint concerning non-observance by Fiji of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 102nd Session (2013) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution
Recalling the Tripartite Agreement signed by the Government of the Republic of Fiji, the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) and the Fiji Commerce and Employers’ Federation (FCEF) on 25 March 2015 and the Governing Body’s request to the Government and the social partners to submit a joint implementation report to the Governing Body at its 324th Session (June 2015) in accordance with that Agreement,
Noting the joint communication of 2 June 2015 submitted by the Government of the Republic of Fiji and the Fiji Commerce and Employers’ Federation (FCEF), and the separate communication of 2 June 2015 from the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC),
Regretting the failure to submit a joint implementation report as called for in the decision adopted by the Governing Body at its 323rd Session (March 2015),
On the recommendation of its Officers, the Governing Body:
(a) urged the Government of Fiji through the Employment Relations Advisory Body to review its labour laws to ensure compliance with ILO core Conventions;
(b) reiterated the request for the submission of a joint implementation report, in accordance with the Tripartite Agreement signed in March 2015, before the 325th Session of the Governing Body (November 2015);
(c) would consider at its 325th Session the establishment of a commission of inquiry.