Fiji Time: 2:34 AM on Sunday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Comply with wage rate

Nasik Swami
Saturday, February 02, 2013

THE government has warned employers to comply with the new minimum wage rates and pay workers their just wages.

The warning follows an increase in the number of companies paying low wages and not abiding by the laws.

Labour Minister Jone Usamate said his office had received about 1500 complaints from underpaid workers.

Mr Usamate said government was very careful about the interests of its citizens in terms of wages.

He said the bulk of complaints were against the wholesale and retail and security sectors.

"Government has set up minimum wages in various sectors. One of the important things we need to do is abide by the minimum wage regulations," Mr Usamate said.

He urged employers to do the right thing and not exploit workers because they have families to feed. Mr Usamate also urged members of the public who are aware of companies not meeting the requirements to report to the ministry.

"This is very critical and if anybody are aware, they need to inform us immediately."

He said his ministry was trying its best to ensure compliance.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Siblings in shock
  2. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  3. Farewell Duke
  4. In the dark
  5. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)