The Fiji Mineworkers Union has expressed their gratitude to the general public for the number of messages of support they have received after presenting their submissions to the Constitution Commission last month.
Union president Joseva Sadreu said at a meeting this week, union executives and members had passed a resolution to actively campaign and vote in the next elections for any political party that pledges to put into effect the claims of the mineworkers in relation to their 21-year strike action.
In February 1991, 436 mineworkers went on strike in protest against the harsh working conditions of the Emperor Gold Mine and against the government for failing to recognise and register the mineworkers as a union.
"The workers represented more than 436 families which now also include children, grandchildren and extended families of voting age," Mr Sadreu said.
He said all these people would be entitled to vote in the 2014 elections and union members would represent a significant proportion of the voting public.