Fiji Teachers Union
|Fiji Teachers Union|
|Founded||7 December 1929|
|Affiliation||Fiji Trades Union Congress|
|Office location||Suva, Fiji|
- 1924 - Methodist Teachers’ Association formed, under the leadership of Sewak Masih of Toorak Boys’ School, with members from Suva and Rewa.
- 1927 - Sewak Masih, now teaching in Levuka, organised a conference (in Levuka) to which teachers from Ba, Lautoka, Nadi and Suva are invited. Dukhharan leads a group from the west.
- 1928 - A conference of the Methodist Teachers’ Association was held at Methodist Boys’ School in Toorak where the following office bearers were elected: President: Sewak Masih, Vice President: P M Stephen, Secretary: G P Andrew and Assistant Secretary: HR Narayan. John Bairagi was elected as Secretary International and BR Padarath was chosen as the Treasurer.
- 7 December 1929 - meeting of teachers from western side of Viti Levu formed the Lautoka Teachers’ Association was formed under the chairmanship of Pt Ami Chandra. Dukharan was elected as the Vice President and W K Phillip became the Secretary/Treasurer. There was a committee of four executive members namely Robert Varo, D S John, P M Stephen and William.
- 9 March 1930 - Lautoka Teachers’ Association held a conference for all the teachers of Fiji. The meeting was co-chaired by Dukharan and Sewak Masih. The Conference adopted the motto of the Union with the slogan, “The Child Our Hope”. Ami Chandra, now teaching in Suva, also attended.
- 19 - 20 June 1930 - The two teachers’ organizations met at Natabua in Lautoka elected the officials of the National Executive. Mr S Hari Charan chaired the election procedures when D A Shah was elected the first President and Sewak Masih and S Hari Charan became the two Vice Presidents. R H Ram Narayan was elected the General Secretary with W K Phillip as his Assistant Secretary. J R Lochan became the Treasurer of the Union and there were twelve executive committee members: B H Sanjeu, R Deoki, S Parshu Ram, Andrew G Prasad, S Ram Singh, Tulsi R Sharma, Phillip Cula, I Racule, T Rawasalevu, W Tuiwaqa, Sairusi Natuni and Inoke Cakutini. Total strength of the Union in 1931 was 112 and this included 18 Fijian members.
- 1930 - 1933 - Dildar Ali Shah
- 1934 - 1935 - Ami Chandra
- 1936 - 1953 - Hari Charan
- 1954 - 1962 - James Madhavan
- 1933 - NR Ram Krishna
- 1964 - 1966 - Ambika Nand
- 1967 - J R Lochan
- 1968 - 1973 - K C Ramrakha
- 1974 - 1976 - Krishna Dutt
- 1977 - 1979 - Shiu N Kanhai
- 1980 - Shiu Charan
- 1981 - Anil Sudhakar