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Economy, tax incentives & labor conditions
Although export processing zones (EPZs) should be subject to the same legislation as the rest of the country, in reality workers who try to organise are subject to illegal and intimidating practices, including the threat of losing their jobs.
It remains relatively easy for employers to dismiss trade union activists. A gold mine closed down after its employees went on strike, leaving 1,700 people out of work. On 5 December the Fijian military seized power in a coup d’etat, promptly declared a state of emergency, and promulgated broad restrictions on freedom of assembly and expression. Public protests were banned.
Main labor right violations
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