FLP proposes to change retirement age

The Fiji Labour Party proposes to change the retirement age to 60 years should they form the next government after the 2018 General Election. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Fiji Labour Party proposes to change the retirement age to 60 years should they form the next government after the 2018 General Election. FLP’s social package, as part of the party’s manifesto for the upcoming polls, says the party will protect jobs for locals by monitoring the influx of foreign workers.

The party also intends to restore permanency of jobs for civil servants, the rights of workers and trade unions and revoke all laws and practices that violated their rights. “Labour will set up a special fund to promote self-employment,” FLP said.

The party also proposes to set up a National Service Scheme for unemployed youths, involving them in community service.

“They will be taught vocational skills and receive a living allowance,” the party added.

As part of its social welfare policy, the party also proposes to provide a pension of $150 a month to senior citizens with no other sources of income.

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