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  1. Fiji - Agriculture workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sugar Industry (Special Protection) (Amendment) (No.3) Decree 1991. No. 18.

    Adoption: 1991-05-29 | Date of entry into force: 1991-05-29 | FJI-1991-R-22655

    Under this Decree, any person "who does any act or makes any omission which hinders or is calculated to hinder" orderly planting, growing, harvesting, transport or processing of sugar cane is liable to fine or to imprisonment for a term of 14 years. A similar fate awaits anyone who "counsels, invites or encourages" a person to do so (seven years). If the offender is a trade union all its officials and officers will be liable to the prescribed penalties. However, the President suspended this Decree on 12 July 1991 in return for a promise by the Fiji Trade Union Congress to lift the sugar cane harvest boycott and revoke a national strike scheduled for 16 July.

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