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True indeed

Amenatave Yaconisau, Palm Drive, Delainavesi
Friday, March 02, 2018

I believe social issues raised by Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry in this newspaper (FT 1/3) are very true indeed.

It raises the issues of employment and wages and maybe the economic activity in the country too.

I believe most wages are below the level required for "good living".

To make it worse, I believe some companies simply claim increased mark-up costs — if wages are increased.

They merely raise prices if their business struggles to maintain their profit margins, thus the inflation.

I believe there is definitely a relationship between unemployment and wage rates.

We cannot allow this unprecedented rate to increase to override our liberty. I believe other policies have unfortunately played their part in accelerating inflation.

I believe this has caused erosion in standard of living. I believe housing too is people's liberty, and so is health and education and the State must intervene to protect people.

I believe we cannot ignore the needs of those lacking adequate housing, food, water, etc.

We are glad, we have positive economic growth as revealed by the Reserve Bank of Fiji.

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