Postcard campaign for Fijian garment workers
Hundreds of postcards to the Prime Minister have been signed as part of a campaign to increase the wages of garment workers in Fiji.
Support is also being sought from women’s organisations, churches and other groups.
At $1.56 per hour, the Wage Regulated Order for garment workers now sits below the recently raised national minimum of $1.62.
Lifting the rate of pay and ensuring employers abide by it would be a huge achievement for the thousands of men and women working in Fiji’s garment factories.
In spite of the damage and disruption from Cyclone Winston, a new two year phase, building on the 2015 UnionAID project in Fiji, is making headway.
Our project partner Kuini Lutua is expanding the wages survey and labour rights education to workers in other garment and manufacturing factories and later in the low paid security and retail sectors.