Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 8:22 AM on Thursday 24 July

/ Front page / News

Job loss an 'act of God'

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, February 09, 2013

MINISTER for Labour Jone Usamate yesterday heard that a Lautoka couple lost their jobs as a result of an "act of God".

The hotel workers said they were terminated a month after Tropical Cyclone Evan hit Fiji. The couple were among 50 other workers "with grievances" that showed up to raise their concerns with the minister.

After hearing the couple's concerns, Mr Usamate assured them that the ministry would investigate the case.

The ministry will begin its investigations into the case on Monday.


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. Spotlight on mums
  2. A unique singing style at awards
  3. Warning for teachers
  4. Indiana Bollywood to entertain crowd on Indian night
  5. Excitement builds for semi-finals
  6. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation
  7. School remembers founder, celebrates principles
  8. Crossings challenge
  9. Doubts cleared
  10. Star talent

Top Stories this Week

  1. REVEALED Preachers, cops pay for sex Friday (18 Jul)
  2. Railway soldiers Monday (21 Jul)
  3. Friends, quick cash the lure into prostitution Friday (18 Jul)
  4. Playing 'enemy' Tuesday (22 Jul)
  5. 911 let-down for homeowner Monday (21 Jul)
  6. Police find tyres Monday (21 Jul)
  7. No 'free education', says party Wednesday (23 Jul)
  8. Calls for support Tuesday (22 Jul)
  9. $24,000 payout a lifeline for family Tuesday (22 Jul)
  10. $70m plan Wednesday (23 Jul)