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Bonus Payout: Early X-Mas Gift For Ports Terminal Staff

Bonus Payout: Early X-Mas Gift For Ports Terminal Staff
Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (middle of picture) with the Fiji Ports Terminal Limited staff after the bonus payout announcement yesterday . Photo: Office of the Attorney-General.
December 01
11:39 2017

Two hundred and seventy staff of Fiji Ports Terminal Limited (FPTL) will be sharing a total of $337, 000 as part of their second bonus payout for the last financial year.

This was announced by Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in Suva yesterday.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted the importance of working as a team which contributes to the increasing productivity.

Everybody is important in the organisation and everyone has a role to play therefore it’s important to work together as a team, he said.

He also emphasised the need to understand the economy to ensure that we are competitive and consistent.

“Port plays an important role in respect to our economy,” he said.

He said that most of the things we use in our everyday lives come through the ports, so we need to ensure that the ports have the required facilities to run well.

It is also important to have a good management team and for the staff to adapt to new technologies. This, he said, to make Fiji an attractive place.

Sharing about COP23, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the level of exposure that Fiji received and the level of connectivity that was developed was phenomenon.

Many international organisations and non-government organisations (NGO’s) are now looking at visiting Fiji and the Pacific Islands. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said that means we need to have good airline connectivity, good port facilities so there will be a lot more confidence and a lot more people coming in.

“All of us play a critical role in all of these,” he said.

FPTL chairman Hasmukh Patel said the second bonus payout was a testimony to their commitment towards their work.

Mr Patel said the bonus was an advance Christmas gift for the hardworking staff.

“Gradually we’ve been paying bonuses for the last three years based on the performance profitability of the company,” said Mr Patel.

FPTL had invested a lot in machinery and Mr Patel said they will be getting more.

Through the machines, people are getting their goods out quickly and the turn-around time for the ships is also faster, said Mr Patel.

He added that this has contributed to more efficiency resulting in more dollars.

Mr Patel acknowledged the hard work of the FPTL staff.


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