|IUF petition already has 4000-plus signatures|
The International Union of Food workers has a petition underway aimed at stopping the illegal leader, Frank Bainimarama, from chairing the International Sugar Organisation.
Bainimarama will be in the United Kingdom for the ISO's annual meeting in London, due to start tomorrow and run for two days.
The IUF union says (and Coupfourpointfive totally agrees): Fiji's military dictatorship should not be chairing the international sugar body which should also have no meetings with Fiji until democracy and trade union rights are fully restored.
More than four thousand individuals and organisations have already signed the ISO petition, including Coupfourpointfive. Click on the following link and it will take you to the IUF page where you can have your say.
The following is the message being sent to the ISO and you can support it or write one yourself.
To Member States of the International Sugar Organization and to Peter Baron, Executive Director, ISO
I am very concerned to hear that Commodore Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, is due to take over the chair of the International Sugar Organization (ISO). Bainimarama is a military dictator and his regime has destroyed labour and human rights in Fiji. I call on ISO members to refuse to allow him to take over the chair of the organization and to refuse to hold any ISO meetings in Fiji until democracy and labour rights are restored in Fiji.
|Recent ITUC campaign.|