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FBC Employees Receive Bonus For The First Time

FBC Employees Receive Bonus For The First Time
Tokasa Rainima, FBC multimedia journalist receiving her bonus payout from FBC’s financial controller Vimlesh Sagar, on May 28, 2018. Photo: Sheenam Chandra
May 29
14:42 2018


Sakiusa Taubale has worked for 28 years for the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation.

Yesterday he received his first bonus payout.

He was among 164 employees who were given bonuses for the first time as FBC celebrated its profits. A total of $168,000 was paid out after FBC made a $4 million profit in 2016. While the FBC and employees declined to reveal how much each employee got, it is about $1000 on average.

The payout was for those workers who were employed by FBC until 2016.

Mr Taubale said: “I think that this bonus will help my family and me.

“The plan for this year is to be healthy, so that I can continue working,” said the 57-year-old who is the Team Leader for Transport at FBC.

Chief executive officer Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum thanked the employees for collectively working as a group and bringing in a new work culture and mindset to FBC.

“It is an opportune time to give back to the people who helped make FBC what it is today,” said Mr Sayed-Khaiyum.

“We are also expecting bigger profits in 2017, once we are able to release those figures and 2018 as well.”

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum told the employees not to pay any attention to speculations on social media about FBC’s budgeted losses.

FBC has salary increment every two years. In January 2018, FBC’s staff salary increased by $745,671.

The other two bonus payouts for 2017 and 2018 will be announced at a later date.

Another employee, Sarafina Wedlock, who has worked as a radio announcer for two years, said FBC did not restrict the growth of an individual. She is now the marketing consultant at FBC Sales and Marketing Department.

“To come such a long way and hear of the progress of the different areas we had taken to improve the standards of broadcasting and work for the staff is amazing,” she said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa



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