Fiji Coup Supplement


30th June 2000
Australian Council of Trade Unions Resolution
passed at Wollongong, NSW on 29th June 2000


The ACTU Congress, representing all Australian Unions, condemns the attempted overthrow of the democratically elected government of Fiji by terrorists wielding guns.

The upsurge of violence and terrorism in a number of countries in the South Pacific region highlights the need for Australian government to pay greater attention to this area and to encourage closer links between Australia and regional communities.

The ACTU Congress expresses its abhorrence of the actions of the terrorist thugs led by George Speight which included:

The ACTU resolves to continue to support the efforts of the Fijian labour movement to oppose those associated with George Speight and it joins with all those opposed to racism and supporting democracy in Fiji.

We undertake to work together with FTUC, ICFTU-APRO and other union councils in the region to campaign for the restoration of the 1997 Constitution and the Chaudhry Labor (sic) Government.

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