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Drop In Union Members

Drop In Union Members
Members of Fiji Public Service credit union turn out in numbers during their annual general meeting in Suva yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar
September 27
10:25 2015

There has been drastic drop in members of the Fiji Public Service Credit Union, says assistant general manager, Jack Valentine.

He made the comments during the union’s 41st General Meeting in Suva yesterday.

“Due to the review of retirement age to 55 and contracts, there has been a decreased in union members,” Mr Valentine said.

He said after 2000, the number of union members decreased because the retirement age was reduced to 55.

He said most left the union because they were working on contract basis and most did not get their contracts renewed.

He said most members who retired left behind debts with the union with an approximate amount of $2 million.

“Before we had 7000 to 8000 members every year, but after the review of the retirement age, the number decreased to 2000 per year.

“Our members have decreased to nearly 2000, but we are starting to pick up slowly with the numbers increasing every week.

“Most members registered with our unions are union members in their respective workplaces,” he said.

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