The Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) scheduled a seminar for FCEF members to discuss ways of eradicating child labour in supply chains and collaborate on
sustainable practical solutions in the context of COVID-19.
SUVA (FCEF / ILO Press Release) – A virtual seminar convened on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
The objective of this seminar are several folds, one being continue building businesses
knowledge and understanding on the structural drivers of child labour in Fiji, raise awareness
on the two fundamental ILO Conventions on child labour: Convention on the Minimum Age for
Admission to Employment,1973 (No. 138) and the Convention on the Worst Forms of Child
Labour, 1999 (No. 182). Further, the benefits of including child labour on the agenda at the
global regional, national level and industry level.
This seminar is aimed to build businesses practical capacity to prevent, identify and address
risks in line with the principles of responsible business conduct and due diligence. FCEF CEO Mr. Kameli Batiweti stresses that it is important that businesses know the legislative provisions that relate to child labour and what kinds of work children of different ages can carry out and under what conditions. He adds that FCEF will disseminate information to its members to raise awareness and encourage its members to share this information in their businesses and organizations. Continue reading