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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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     Why Probation Period Not Covered Under Law: Minister Usamate Clarifies

 Why Probation Period Not Covered Under Law: Minister Usamate Clarifies

    The Ministry of Employment, Pro­ductivity and Industrial Relations has clarified that the probation of workers is not covered under the law. Minister for Employment, Pro­ductivity and Industrial Relations

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     OHS Probe Death Of Chinese National

 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 three days when he fell to his death. This

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    Minister Meets With Savusavu Employers

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 Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate during

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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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    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 Highlights Key Elements  In Advancing Work Environment

Usamate Highlights Key Elements In Advancing Work Environment

Promoting decent, productive work and encouraging a healthy lifestyle are key elements to advancing competitiveness and productivity in the workplace. This was highlighted by the Minister for Employment, Productivity and

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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 highlighted that he was aware that 18 workers of this

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    Technical College Raises Standards Of Tradesmen, Women

Technical College Raises Standards Of Tradesmen, Women

  Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate yesterday said that unemployment has dropped from 7.1 per cent to 4.5 per cent the last eight years. Mr Usamate

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Graduates Challenged To Set Big Goals: Usamate To Graduates

  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

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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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Minister Calls For Creative Solutions

  Minister Calls For Creative Solutions

Participants at a conference in the Western Division have been urged to consider crea­tive, new solutions that ensure our most

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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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EMPLOYMENT MINISTER CONTINUES WITH SEASONAL WORK TOUR IN NEW ZEALAND

  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 workers currently deployed under

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Minister Usamate Opens USP Orientation Week

  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 the

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Govt Works On New Ports For Vanua Levu

  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 Minister for Employment,

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Workers employed during Diwali entitled to double pay: Usamate

  Workers employed during Diwali entitled to double pay: Usamate

Minister for Employment, Productitvity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate said workers who were working during the Diwali holiday were entitled

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

  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 other

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Levuka Businesses Reminded Of Minimum Wage

  Levuka Businesses Reminded Of Minimum Wage

The Minister for Employment, Industrial Relations and Productivity Jone Usamate reminded the business community in Levuka that it is necessary

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Wishes Come True For Cancer Children

  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 Ocotober. Young

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Usamate Meets Seasonal Workers On Complaints

  Usamate Meets Seasonal Workers On Complaints

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

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Recruitments Should Be Verified With Ministry: Usamate

  Recruitments Should Be Verified With Ministry: Usamate

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate said people who get involved with recruitment agencies for overseas work

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Lal Documents Grandfather’s Struggles

  Lal Documents Grandfather’s Struggles

  Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate launched fellow MP Brij Lal’s book ‘Forgotten Struggles of Fiji

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OHS Works Boost With Equipment from Asian Organisation

  OHS Works Boost With Equipment from Asian Organisation

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

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Usamate: 5.7K injuries at work from 2012 to 2016

  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

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Congress To Address Issues Affecting Us

  Congress To Address Issues Affecting Us

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, has been confirmed to be among the speakers at the Fiji

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National Minimum Wage Review Begins

  National Minimum Wage Review Begins

A National Minimum Wage survey has begun for the benefit of the nation as a whole. Minister for Employment, Productivity

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