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Overview of Industrial Relations Legislation in Fiji 1874- 2017

Chand, Anand and Lako, Jone and Dayal, Maureen (2017) Overview of Industrial Relations Legislation in Fiji 1874- 2017. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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      Abstract

      Abstract This paper provides an overview and analysis of industrial relations legislation in Fiji for the time period 1875-2017. The first two labour legislation passed by the colonial government were the ‘Fijian Labour Ordinance’ (1875) and the Labour Ordinance’ (1880) and these were enacted to control indenture and indentures labour. The paper also includes the discussion of ERP (2007) and its amendments. This paper will argue that the labour legislations were passed to support the capital (both during and after colonial rule) at the expense of labour. By situating of industrial relations and labour legislation in the broader socio-economic-political context of Fiji, the paper will unravel the power, politics and class relations that shape and affect the work relations between the three parties of IR (state, employer & trade unions). The paper contributes to the literature on our understanding of the role of the state and capital in suppressing and exploiting labour.

      Item Type: Other
      Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
      Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
      Depositing User: Anand Chand
      Date Deposited: 01 May 2017 09:32
      Last Modified: 01 May 2017 09:32
      URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9804
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