Fiji Time: 10:07 AM on Friday 24 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Not all to 'benefit'

Torika Tokalau
Friday, February 14, 2014

A WOMEN'S group believes the new national minimum wage (NMW) of $2 an hour will not benefit the women in the informal sector, including the farming and rural sector.

FemLINKPACIFIC executive director Sharon Bhagwan Rolls said the NMW was neither progressive nor a milestone achievement.

"Particularly for women in this sector who work in an unregulated environment as housekeepers, market vendors and make up a large proportion of the casual labour force," she said.

"It fails to respond to the gender disparities and gender division of labour and responsibilities for households, women bear the disproportionate burden."

She added the decision was also not inclusive of women living with disabilities.

Ms Rolls said since 2010, they had conducted a survey for about 12,000 women conducting the Women's Household Income and Expenditure Survey.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65090.6319
JPY 54.714051.7140
GBP 0.38790.3799
EUR 0.45160.4396
NZD 0.69980.6668
AUD 0.64240.6174
USD 0.48950.4725

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th, March, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Lack of jobs top concern
  2. Kicked out
  3. Fijian identity 'unifies'
  4. 'Rich kids', $13m in trust fund
  5. Luveni offers condolences
  6. 242 nursing vacancies
  7. Be 'smart'
  8. CORRECTION
  9. Flotsam AND JETSAM
  10. $3 million spent to resolve complaints

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shock after brutal attack Tuesday (21 Mar)
  2. Students sent home Tuesday (21 Mar)
  3. Man rapes wife, jailed Tuesday (21 Mar)
  4. Uni urges Fijians to apply for NZ grants Monday (20 Mar)
  5. RKS retains Tailevu Zone title Wednesday (22 Mar)
  6. Concerns over explicit online pictures Tuesday (21 Mar)
  7. Landowners demand $20m compensation from State Thursday (23 Mar)
  8. QVS blue ribbon king to miss Coke Games Wednesday (22 Mar)
  9. Minister issues maternity benefits warning Tuesday (21 Mar)
  10. Stars back Tuesday (21 Mar)