Fiji Time: 10:15 PM on Wednesday 25 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Urai yet to confirm resignation

Litia Vulaidausiga
Friday, August 15, 2014

FIJI Trades Union Congress president Daniel Urai is yet to confirm if he will resign from this post.

He recently resigned as general-secretary of the National Union of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism Industries Employees to contest the general election under the People's Democratic Party banner.

"The FTUC president's post is interesting because the decree is intended that we resign so that we are no longer employed," Mr Urai said in Lautoka.

The Electoral Decree prohibits unionists from joining or holding office of political parties and while Mr Urai noted this provision for his resignation, he did not give definite confirmation about leaving the FTUC.

"My position on the FTUC is a non-paying position but if it even requires me to step down from a non-paying position, I will abide by that."

He said the post of the FTUC presidency was voluntary and did not come with any perks.

"You don't earn anything from it but we get elected from the position, based on our interest for serving the worker's issues, the worker's rights."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62610.6071
JPY 58.229955.2299
GBP 0.31160.3036
EUR 0.44190.4299
NZD 0.72470.6917
AUD 0.65280.6278
USD 0.47310.4561



Exchange Rate updated on 25th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Left for dead
  2. MV Suilven sinks
  3. Father of two sent to prison
  4. Waqa out of team
  5. 350 tenants to lease residential lots
  6. Lack of consultation disappoints Kumar
  7. Formalisation of iTaukei villages nears completion
  8. Pa's labour of love
  9. School rewards students
  10. Ministry prepares for ILO

Top Stories this Week

  1. A-G: 'Let us not insult our fathers' Thursday (19 Nov)
  2. Students score zero Thursday (19 Nov)
  3. Exit 'reason' Friday (20 Nov)
  4. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  5. Village headman arrested Friday (20 Nov)
  6. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  7. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  8. Minister defends PM's trip Friday (20 Nov)
  9. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  10. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)