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Inter-agency to address work issues

By TIMOCI VULA
Saturday, August 30, 2014

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 stakeholders.   





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