Fiji Time: 1:08 AM on Sunday 1 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








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 0.61350.5945
JPY 53.471650.4716
GBP 0.33380.3258
EUR 0.43020.4182
NZD 0.70870.6757
CAD 0.61210.5931
JPY 54.771751.7717

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th April 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Locked in freezer
  2. PM rejects holiday bid
  3. Rakete cries for Koro
  4. Devi thankful
  5. State will not rebuild churches
  6. Doctor robbed by masked men
  7. 'True democracy' and cost of credit
  8. Four people hospitalised after early morning accident
  9. Men in critical condition after accident
  10. Fijian peacekeepers serving in Sinai safe

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Shoeshine boy makes it big Monday (25 Apr)
  3. Horrific crash kills 1 Monday (25 Apr)
  4. Teacher fears for safety Tuesday (26 Apr)
  5. Overstay Monday (25 Apr)
  6. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  7. Try night fasting, doctor urges Monday (25 Apr)
  8. Horror car crash claims man's life Sunday (24 Apr)
  9. 'Ridiculous change' Tuesday (26 Apr)
  10. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)