Update: 6:37PM FIJIS Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment has formed an inter-agency committee to address employment-related concerns and complaints raised by workers and employers living on the island of Taveuni in Vanua Levu.
A Government statement issued this afternoon said this move followed the
ministrys road shows on the island, which noted the need to increase awareness
among employers and workers.
Today, the ministry conducted awareness training for a
total of 23 participants at the Somosomo Community Hall in Taveuni.
Participants, included representatives from the Taveuni Advisory Council, tikina
council, workers and employers operating on the island; and they were trained on the Employment Relations
Promulgation (ERP) 2007, which included laws pertaining to child labour.
Labour Minister Jone Usamate was quoted in the
statement saying the initiative is part of the Governments commitment and
effort to make all its services accessible to all Fijians, especially to those
living in rural and remote areas.
The committee will comprise of seven to 10 officers and they provide periodic
reports to the ministry on complaints received from workers, employers and