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Security group calls for clients decree

Torika Tokalau
Friday, December 13, 2013

THE Fiji Islands Security Employers Association (FISEA) is calling on the government to create a clients decree for those that hire out their services.

The plea was raised during their annual general meeting in Namadi Heights yesterday.

"We cannot pay our employees better because we do not get enough from the clients themselves," association president Vilikesa Raqio said.

According to the Wages Council, the minimum pay an hour for security officers is $2.41.

Mr Raqio said this was their plea as they anticipate a better 2014 for their respective businesses.

"We adopted a new constitution which has been approved and endorsed by the government," he said.

"And we are also working closely with the Ministry of Defence so that we can work towards a recognisable and reputable foundation of FISEA."

The association elected their new chairman, Fenton Barrack, who takes over from Vijay Prakash and a new secretary Vilitati Ratucoga.

"We look forward to a new vision and an active role that will be performed by the board and executive members in 2014," Mr Raqio said.

He added there were recommendations raised for visits and meetings in districts to create awareness of their services.