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Varoka Community Post Reopens, Brings Hope, Security to Ba Town
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Varoka Community Post Reopens, Brings Hope, Security to Ba Town

“You have been a beacon of light to Ba Town and you have shown the entire country that the battle against crime is...

Minister Jone Usamate Labels  Unionists’ Withdrawal as Betrayal
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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 t...

 Why Probation Period Not Covered Under Law: Minister Usamate Clarifies
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 Why Probation Period Not Covered Under Law: Minister Usamate Clarifies

    The Ministry of Employment, Pro­ductivity and Industrial Relations has clarified that the probation o...

 OHS Probe Death Of Chinese National
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 OHS Probe Death Of Chinese National

  The Chinese national who died while working at the Vodafone Arena in Suva had only been in Fiji less than thr...

Minister Meets With Savusavu Employers
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Minister Meets With Savusavu Employers

There is a 300 per cent tax rebate for the employment of persons with disabilities, This was highlighted by the Mini...

Ministry Centre Revamps Service System
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Ministry Centre Revamps Service System

The Ministry for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations is revamping its customer service system. The fir...

Usamate Launches Ministry’s Five-Year Plan
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Usamate Launches Ministry’s Five-Year Plan

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate yesterday launched the Ministry’s five...

Usamate Highlights Key Elements  In Advancing Work Environment
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Usamate Highlights Key Elements In Advancing Work Environment

Promoting decent, productive work and encouraging a healthy lifestyle are key elements to advancing competitiveness ...

Usamate Clarifies Workers’ Issues for a Prominent Resort
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Usamate Clarifies Workers’ Issues for a Prominent Resort

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate yesterday clarified redundancy issues fo...

Technical College Raises Standards Of Tradesmen, Women
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Technical College Raises Standards Of Tradesmen, Women

  Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate yesterday said that unemployment ...

Graduates Challenged To Set Big Goals: Usamate To Graduates
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Graduates Challenged To Set Big Goals: Usamate To Graduates

‘We need to make sure we are producing the right workers that industries need’ More than 700 graduates from the ...

“Parents Should Urge Children To Pursue Education”
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“Parents Should Urge Children To Pursue Education”

  Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate has urged parents to encourage an...

Safety measures to be emphasised to youths in workplaces
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Safety measures to be emphasised to youths in workplaces

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate revealed statistics showing that 18 to 2...

Minister Calls For Creative Solutions
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Minister Calls For Creative Solutions

Participants at a conference in the Western Division have been urged to consider crea­tive, new solutions that ensu...

Labour Reform Reaps Benefits: Usamate
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Labour Reform Reaps Benefits: Usamate

Minister for Employment Jone Usamate says that since the completion of a labour reform, industrial relations practic...

1060 workers sent  to Australia, NZ
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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 ...

EMPLOYMENT MINISTER CONTINUES WITH SEASONAL WORK TOUR IN NEW ZEALAND
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EMPLOYMENT MINISTER CONTINUES WITH SEASONAL WORK TOUR IN NEW ZEALAND

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate will be meeting with Fijian seasonal...

Minister Usamate Opens USP Orientation Week
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Minister Usamate Opens USP Orientation Week

It is that time of the year again when higher education institutions swing into operation mode. The University of th...

Govt Works On New Ports For Vanua Levu
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Govt Works On New Ports For Vanua Levu

“Government has been trying to create an environment which can entice investors to set up businesses,” said Mini...

Workers employed during Diwali entitled to double pay: Usamate
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Workers employed during Diwali entitled to double pay: Usamate

Minister for Employment, Productitvity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate said workers who were working during th...

Good Faith Must Prevail In Federated Airline Staff Association, Air Terminal Services (ATS)Matter: Usamate
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Good Faith Must Prevail In Federated Airline Staff Association, Air Terminal Services (ATS)Matter: Usamate

In any employment environment it is important that good faith prevails at all times when parties deal with each othe...

Levuka Businesses Reminded Of Minimum Wage
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Levuka Businesses Reminded Of Minimum Wage

The Minister for Employment, Industrial Relations and Productivity Jone Usamate reminded the business community in L...

Wishes Come True For Cancer Children
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Wishes Come True For Cancer Children

Cancer patient four-year-old Taito Koroitukana made a wish and it came true on Monday following his operation last O...

Usamate Meets Seasonal Workers On Complaints
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Usamate Meets Seasonal Workers On Complaints

Two groups of Fijian seasonal workers deployed under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme met with the...

Recruitments Should Be Verified With Ministry: Usamate
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Recruitments Should Be Verified With Ministry: Usamate

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate said people who get involved with recrui...

Lal Documents Grandfather’s Struggles
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Lal Documents Grandfather’s Struggles

  Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate launched fellow MP Brij Lal’s b...

OHS Works Boost With Equipment from Asian Organisation
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OHS Works Boost With Equipment from Asian Organisation

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate received a donation of Occupational...

Usamate: 5.7K injuries at work from 2012 to 2016
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Usamate: 5.7K injuries at work from 2012 to 2016

From 2012 to 2016 the most reports of work-related incidents was in the area of injuries at work with a total of 5,6...

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