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    Sacrifices of Fiji’s Soldiers, Peacekeepers Remembered

Sacrifices of Fiji’s Soldiers, Peacekeepers Remembered

The Poppy flower symbolises courage and commitment and this is an attribute shown by our forefathers when answering the call to arms when called upon at that time. Acting Minister

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    Minister Jone Usamate Labels  Unionists’ Withdrawal as Betrayal

Minister Jone Usamate Labels Unionists’ Withdrawal as Betrayal

A decision by trade unionists to withdraw from the Employment Relations Advisory Board is a betrayal of their duty towards the members they represent says Minister for Employment, Jone Usamate.

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    No Unjust Treatment Based On Pay, Gender

No Unjust Treatment Based On Pay, Gender

There should be no discrimi­nation of pay at any work­place. This was highlighted by Minis­ter for Employment, Productivity and Employment Relations Jone Usamate during the public consul­tation in Tavua yesterday.

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    Conduct  of Security Firms Worries Usamate

Conduct of Security Firms Worries Usamate

The accusations range from salaries falling short of the national minimum wage rate to workers receiving wages two weeks later than the stipulated date. The conduct of local private security

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    Usamate: Safe Work Setting Key To Better Output

Usamate: Safe Work Setting Key To Better Output

Employers should provide a safe working environment for their employees, says the Minister for Employment, Produc­tivity and Employment Relations, Jone Usamate. The minister also said it was es­sential for any

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    Grace Road Investigations Continuing, Says Usamate

Grace Road Investigations Continuing, Says Usamate

  The Minister for Em­ployment, Productiv­ity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, has confirmed that the investigations into Grace Road Group of Companies over numerous allegations related to employment is continuing.

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    Ministry Centre Revamps Service System

Ministry Centre Revamps Service System

The Ministry for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations is revamping its customer service system. The first step is the opening of its inaugural customer services centre that introduces a system

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    Minister Usamate Stresses Waste Management Model At Closing Of Sinu Festival

Minister Usamate Stresses Waste Management Model At Closing Of Sinu Festival

Waste management in Fiji would be more manage­able if people joined hands in the preservation of the environment, says a Cabinet minister. Minister for Employment, Pro­ductivity and Industrial Rela­tions Jone

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    Usamate Launches Ministry’s Five-Year Plan

Usamate Launches Ministry’s Five-Year Plan

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate yesterday launched the Ministry’s five-year development plan 2018-2022 and Operational Plan for the 2018-2019 financial year. Mr Usamate stressed that they

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Usamate Visits Fijian Workers In Napier, New Zealand

  Usamate Visits Fijian Workers In Napier, New Zealand

Nineteen Fijian workers from Fiji employed with AGWORKS Limited in Napier, New Zealand under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work

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Set Clear Goals And Remain Focused: Employment Minister To Workers

  Set Clear Goals And Remain Focused: Employment Minister To Workers

He further highlighted that Government, ministry is working in engaging a Liaison Officer both in New Zealand and Australia to

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Usamate Clarifies Workers’ Issues for a Prominent Resort

  Usamate Clarifies Workers’ Issues for a Prominent Resort

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate yesterday clarified redundancy issues for a prominent island resort. Mr Usamate

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Usamate Comments On The Samoa ‘Nanny Housemaid’ Issue

  Usamate Comments On The Samoa ‘Nanny Housemaid’ Issue

The Minister for Employ­ment, Jone Usamate, is try­ing to organise a meeting with two women who were alleged to be

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OHS Officials To Investigate Burned MH Warehouse

  OHS Officials To Investigate Burned MH Warehouse

  The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate said Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officials would be

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“Parents Should Urge Children To Pursue Education”

  “Parents Should Urge Children To Pursue Education”

  Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate has urged parents to encourage and educate their children rather

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Safety measures to be emphasised to youths in workplaces

  Safety measures to be emphasised to youths in workplaces

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate revealed statistics showing that 18 to 24-year-olds were more likely to

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FNU, Employment Ministry Partner To Enhance Research

  FNU, Employment Ministry Partner To Enhance Research

The Fiji National University (FNU) and the employment ministry signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday to promote and collaborate on

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Labour Reform Reaps Benefits: Usamate

  Labour Reform Reaps Benefits: Usamate

Minister for Employment Jone Usamate says that since the completion of a labour reform, industrial relations practices in Fiji have

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1060 workers sent to Australia, NZ

  1060 workers sent  to Australia, NZ

More than a thousand seasonal workers have been sent to Australia and New Zealand since the signing of the Seasonal

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2200 Complaints on Employment Standard Recorded by Ministry

  2200 Complaints on Employment Standard Recorded by Ministry

Employment Ministry received 2200 complaints on employment and employment standards in 2017. Employment and Industrial Relations Minister Jone Usamate confirmed

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Usamate Lauds Best Seasonal Workers

  Usamate Lauds Best Seasonal Workers

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, has lauded the exemplary record of the best group of

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Usamate Opens LTA Suva Express Office

  Usamate Opens LTA Suva Express Office

The opening of the Suva Express Office for the Land Transport Authority would alleviate the more than 300 customers a

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Usamate Looks At Independent Mediation For ATS Dispute

  Usamate Looks At Independent Mediation For ATS Dispute

The Minister of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, says he  is looking at options to have an independent

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EDITORIAL: Solve The ATS Strike The Legal Way. It Is The Only Way Ahead

  EDITORIAL: Solve The ATS Strike The Legal Way. It Is The Only Way Ahead

This is the third week of the strike by workers of Air Terminal Services (ATS) in Nadi. And, despite the

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Solution From Both Sides Is The Kind That Will Last: Usamate On ATS Saga

  Solution From Both Sides Is The Kind That Will Last: Usamate On ATS Saga

Jone Usamate said yesterday that the ongoing saga between the Air Terminal Services workers, who are on unlawful strike, and

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Fiji Airways Catering Back Today

  Fiji Airways Catering Back Today

Fiji Airways will restart full in-flight catering for passengers aboard their flights out of Nadi from today. The catering will

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Economic Growth Leads To Drop In Unemployment Rate’

  Economic Growth Leads To Drop In Unemployment Rate’

The unemployment rate in Fiji dropped by 7.1 per cent during the period 2010 to 2011 and by 5.5 per

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‘Grievances For Arbitration Increases By 69%’

  ‘Grievances For Arbitration Increases By 69%’

The number of grievance cases received by the Fiji Mediation Services has increased by 69 per cent with 1220 employment

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Unscrupulous Politicians To Create Division: Acting PM Usamate

  Unscrupulous  Politicians To  Create Division:  Acting PM Usamate

Acting Prime Minister Jone Usamate yesterday said divisions would be created as unscrupulous politicians began campaigning to try and to

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