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Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, May 03, 2014

IT will take eight weeks for initial investigations to be conducted after a complaint on unfair dismissal is lodged with the Ministry of Labour.

Senior Labour officer in Labasa Apenisa Naceba said this was the normal procedure the ministry undertook when a complaint was lodged with them.

"The normal process for us when a complaint is lodged with us is that we will make our initial investigations and that will take eight weeks," he said.

"We always explain the normal processes to those that come to our office of the kind of work that we will do once a complaint is lodged with us."

Mr Naceba was responding to a Labasa resident's concerns that nothing has been done about his complaint for unfair dismissal.

The complainant said he had been waiting for a response from the ministry for more than two months.

Minister of Labour Jone Usamate said those normal processes were necessary because the ministry wanted to ensure they consulted all parties involved.

"The Ministry of Labour will always have to look at a case with two eyes," he said.

"One looks at the side of the employee and the other looks at the side of the employer."

He said the ministry would also look at the welfare of the company to ensure they do not crumble under the pressure from the ministry and affect other employees within the business.







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