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$80K Paid To 13 Injured Workers

$80K Paid To 13 Injured Workers
The Minister for Fisheries and Forests, Osea Naiqamu and member of Opposition Ratu Sela Nanovo share a lughter during the Parliament sitting break yesterday. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.
April 29
11:33 2016

More than $80,000 in compensation was paid out to 13 injured workers last month, Minister for Employment Semi Koroilavesau told Members of Parliament on Wednesday.

He said the Government allocated $5million towards the compensation of Government workers following the doubling of quantum from $24,000 to $50,000.

“As at March 31, 2016, the ministry processed and paid out compensation to 13 injured workers the amount of $88,401.57.

“The ministry also processed 80 death cases totalling $192,000 ; this brings the total compensation payout to Government workers as at March 31, 2015 to a total of $280,401.57.

“For the private sector the compensation of 70 cases amounted to $216,444.64 as at March 31, 2016,”he said.

Mr Koroilavesau said the ministry had submitted another Request to Incur Expenditure (RIE) to the finance ministry totalling $613,000.17 for additional payments.

“This is for 32 cases including 20 death cases with totalling $583,000 plus outstanding injury cases that have been claimed for,” he said.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti



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