Fiji Time: 7:45 AM on Friday 19 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Focus on work, wages

Felix Chaudhary
Sunday, July 20, 2014

IMPLEMENTING policies that provide decent work and wages for workers in the country is the primary focus of the People's Democratic Party.

Leader, Felix Anthony, said the creation of employment that gave workers a good pay that would allow them to live with dignity would be the cornerstone of their campaign.

"Keeping wages low will not necessarily attract investment or create employment," he said.

"The current government has commented that we are trying to emulate Singapore — it's ironic because they are one of the highest paid wage economies in the region.

"They've been very successful because of political stability and industrial harmony.

"The benefits to the economy and demand increases when people have more disposable income and this can only happen when workers are given decent jobs and paid a decent wage."

Mr Anthony said the PDP had policies in place that would assist in increasing employment opportunities and wages.

"We will offer a very detailed policy on job creation — which I don't want to divulge too much about right now — but the policy will be detailed and specify sectors.

"It will also detail how we will go about doing this."








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 0.62430.6053
JPY 56.394453.3944
GBP 0.36130.3533
EUR 0.41130.3993
NZD 0.69520.6622
AUD 0.63140.6064
USD 0.50390.4869

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 18th, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Trip turns tragic
  2. Mela beats the odds
  3. Tube ride to school
  4. Ill will aside
  5. FLP searches for party leader
  6. Call to save reefs
  7. Konrote joins walk
  8. River swim to reach school
  9. Protecting the Great Sea Reef
  10. Fiji NSWRL bid team receive endorsement

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fitting farewell for Bill Friday (12 Jan)
  2. Trip turns tragic Thursday (18 Jan)
  3. Love will keep us together Sunday (14 Jan)
  4. $100 a day Sunday (14 Jan)
  5. Air NZ confirms incident Friday (12 Jan)
  6. Capt William calls it a day after 45 years Sunday (14 Jan)
  7. Mela beats the odds Thursday (18 Jan)
  8. Nadi man dies in crash Wednesday (17 Jan)
  9. National strike if no resolution, says FTUC Sunday (14 Jan)
  10. Teachers transfer policy Monday (15 Jan)