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Anthony to contest election

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, May 03, 2014

AFTER 32 years with the trade union movement and 15 years at the helm of the Fiji Trades Union Congress, Felix Anthony is stepping down and entering the political arena.

Speaking at a press conference at the Fiji Sugar and General Workers Union office in Lautoka yesterday, Mr Anthony said he made the difficult decision after much thought and deliberation.

"I have decided that I will be stepping down as general secretary of the Fiji Sugar and General Workers Union and national secretary of the Fiji Trades Union Congress effective today," he said.

"I intend to seek a political office in the People's Democratic Party, which was initially formed by the trade unions, and continue the campaign for workers rights and human rights in the country.

"I have served in the trade union movement for 32 years now and that's my entire working life.

"My intention to continue the struggle is in no way any ambition on my part simply to enter into politics full time but it is an ambition for me to continue to serve the people of the country and continue to fight for the people in this country and to restore their rights and dignities."

The 54-year-old unionist said he would continue to champion workers and human rights in the country.

"While these decrees can disqualify me and see my exit from the trade union movement, I want to make it clear that there can be no decree that can take the union out of me."





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