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23 years later, strike still on

Avinesh Gopal
Monday, March 03, 2014

GOLDMINERS who have been on strike for more than two decades are still waiting for their grievances to be resolved.

Of the 420 miners who went on strike on February 27, 1991, 81 have died.

Some of the striking miners and their families got together at Toko in Tavua last Friday to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the strike.

Fiji Mine Workers Union president Joseva Sadreu said the get-together was a sad occasion for the striking miners and their families.

"We have gone through a few governments since the strike but our grievances have yet to be resolved," he said.

"The striking miners are still waiting for a solution and we hope something is done soon by those concerned."

Mr Sadreu said although 23 years have lapsed since the strike started, the miners and their families were hopeful their problems would be solved.





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