Unions push for inclusion to meet national and international development commitments

The Fiji Teachers Union has reaffirmed its commitment to build a strong platform to implement the Sustainable Development Goal 4 by involving all stakeholders at all levels of policy formulation implementation monitoring and review

About 900 delegates of the Fiji Teachers Union FTU together with representatives from the International Labour Organization ILO UNICEF the Fiji Trades Union Congress the Fijian Teachers Association FTA and the University of the South Pacificrsquos Staff Association participated in the FTU 87th Annual Conference on ldquoEducation 2030ndashThrough Inclusive and Participatory Approachrdquo held in Nadi Fiji Participants acknowledged the contribution of the leaders of both the FTU and FTA in developing the trade union movement in Fiji and safeguarding the teachersrsquo rights and working conditions Government promise While welcoming the national governmentrsquos political commitment to the Education 2030 Agenda the delegates called on Fijirsquos public authorities to be more proactive in order to fulfil these global commitments This could be done by building an inclusive education system in consultation and partnership with all stakeholders including teachersrsquo unions They also urged the government to strengthen the mechanisms to institutionalise social dialogue with teachers and their representative organisations ensuring their full participation in the development and evaluation of the education policy A successful caucus of women leaders also took place on the second day of the conference Women leaders from the FTU branches discussed strategies and plans aiming to facilitate and strengthen their participation in the FTU decision-making body

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