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Death policy

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, May 03, 2014

MINISTER for Labour Jone Usamate has reiterated that natural deaths occurring during work hours is not covered in the workers compensation policy.

Mr Usamate explained the compensation policy would cover those workers deemed to have died in an accident at work.

The minister was addressing concerns raised by a widow whose husband died while working for the Public Works Department.

She said her husband had collapsed while away during a three-month project in Tukavesi.

"I have written a letter to the Ministry of Labour asking them if my husband is eligible for workers compensation," she said.

Officials at the Labasa Labour office confirmed they had received a letter from the deceased's wife.

Workman's compensation officer Mate Waqaisavou said a medical report also stated that the cause of death was not related to his work.

"We have received a medical report and it confirms that his death was not work related," said Ms Waqaisavou.

She said a second letter was written by the deceased's wife to the permanent secretary.

"We have received another letter from the victim's wife and a directive from the permanent secretary's office has asked for a review to be conducted."








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