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Just wages

Rev Akuila Yabaki,Suva
Saturday, December 02, 2017

Kudos to Father Kevin Barr for his unrelenting advocacy for just wages for workers.

This time, he pointed out that workers would "want government to break its attachment to the employers' lobby and protect the interests of Fijian workers — to put the people first" (FT 29/11/17), a stand which I believe is consistent with Transparency International Global Watchdog 2016 Report cited in this newspaper early this year (28/01/17).

It said that to break the vicious cycle between corruption and unequal distribution of power and wealth in societies, governments should stop the revolving door between business leaders and high-ranking government positions.

I believe new financial policy criterias are essential to stem the unequal distribution of economic wealth in order to create more social justice and more democratic ownership in business.

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