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Name: Sugar Industry (Special Protection) (Amendment) (No.3) Decree 1991. No. 18.
Country: Fiji
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations; Agriculture workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1991-05-29
Entry into force:
Published on: Republic Gazette, 1991-05-29, No. 37, Vol. 5, p. 387-388
ISN: FJI-1991-R-22655
Bibliography: Republic Gazette, 1991-05-29, No. 37, Vol. 5, p. 387-388
Abstract/Citation: Under this Decree, any person "who does any act or makes any omission which hinders or is calculated to hinder" orderly planting, growing, harvesting, transport or processing of sugar cane is liable to fine or to imprisonment for a term of 14 years. A similar fate awaits anyone who "counsels, invites or encourages" a person to do so (seven years). If the offender is a trade union all its officials and officers will be liable to the prescribed penalties. However, the President suspended this Decree on 12 July 1991 in return for a promise by the Fiji Trade Union Congress to lift the sugar cane harvest boycott and revoke a national strike scheduled for 16 July.
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