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Decree affects membership

Luke Rawalai
Monday, March 03, 2014

THE membership numbers of the Fiji Public Service Association has dropped as a result of the Essential National Industries decree, says association general secretary Rajeshwar Singh.

Mr Singh said the decree had stopped deductions for members' subscription fees, particularly the National Fire Authority, Airports Fiji Limited and others.

He said the amendment to the decree had affected the association's membership status.

"However, the association continues to deduct levies from members on a voluntary basis," he said.

"The deductions are for the various schemes that we offer and deductions for the schemes are voluntarily done by the members depending on the scheme they want to be part of."

Mr Singh said there were several benefits under the scheme, including the managing of members' local medical transactions.

"We have got 23 doctors around the country and our members are treated by these doctors.

"Members walk in with their ID cards, the doctors see them free but they have to buy their own medicines."





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