Preparations for a strike in Fiji's vital sugar industry are going ahead despite an offer of better wages and conditions.

The Fiji Sugar Corporation has announced it will give sugar workers a a 5.3% pay increase, equal access to health insurance and access to the special welfare fund.

But the Sugar and General Workers Union says it's nowhere near enough, with the pay rise being equivalent to only half a chicken a week.

Union general secretary Felix Anthony tells Bruce Hill that a ballot on taking industrial action will still go ahead from Tuesday.

Radio Australia has approached the Fiji Sugar Corporation for comment, but they have not responded.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Fiji Sugar and General Workers Union general secretary Felix Anthony

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