Fiji Time: 6:00 AM on Monday 24 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Work opportunity for women

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CALLISON Pine Pacific Chemicals Limited has granted women in Seaqaqa, Macuata the opportunity to work with men in collecting pine resin.

This is all part of the company's effort to provide employment opportunities to the locals and also promote gender equality.

Company CEO Semi Lotawa yesterday said women made up to 15 per cent of their workforce while 60 per cent were youths and the rest were middle-aged men and adults.

"We have decided to include women in our workforce where they are tasked to collect pine resins only," Mr Lotawa said.

"There are others who do administration work.

"We don't want to discriminate against women, we want to include them in the workforce to promote gender equality.

"The company started work last year with only men working in the forests, tapping pine trees and collecting resin but now it's only proper that we also include women."

So far 600 people have been employed by the company.





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. This team is much fitter than Gold Coast winning team says Ryan
  2. $50m more
  3. Sturridge out for the season
  4. Chaudhry describes budget as 'ambitious and unrealistic'
  5. Fijians win
  6. Boxing: Loss ends Cameron's career
  7. Three drown
  8. Fiji's return anticipated
  9. FCEF: Budget to help Fijians
  10. Alcohol duty up by 10pc

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist's death: Murder accused to appear in court Monday (17 Nov)
  2. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  3. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  4. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  5. The man behind the scene Monday (17 Nov)
  6. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. Man found unconscious, dies in hospital Monday (17 Nov)
  8. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  10. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)