The Fiji Trades Union Congress is the largest federation of trade unions in Fiji, representing around 70 per cent of working men and women and their families.  The Union was established in 1951, under the great leadership of a prominent union leader of his time, Pundit Ami Chandra.  The Union was then known as the Fiji Industrial Workers Congress (“FIWC”).  Through his tireless vocation, Pundit Chandra managed to gather several trade union representatives to sign its first resolution with the British Parliamentary Delegation, with one objective which is to “promote and safeguard the interest of the working class generally”.  In 1973, FIWC changed its name and the Fiji Trades Union Congress was born.