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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 – employers, unions and employees, says Minister for Employment, Productivity

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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 to have a healthy workers and employer’s relationship in enhancing

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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 Taito’s wishes came true through the Make A Wish Pacific

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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 Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate during his week-long

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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 needed to cross check with the ministry first. Mr Usamate

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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 Girmit’ at the University of the South Pacific TAFE Centre.

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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 equipment was from the president of Asian Network of Occupational

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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 total of 5,674 cases. This was revealed yesterday by Minister

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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 Institute of Accounts (FIA) congress which commences tomorrow. Mr Usamate

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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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Double Pay For Easter Holiday: Usamate

  Double Pay For Easter Holiday: Usamate

Those who are working this Easter weekend namely, Good Friday, Easter Saturday or Easter Monday, are entitled to double pay.

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Usamate: How mediation reduces employee strikes

  Usamate: How mediation reduces employee strikes

Proactive intervention of mediation services resulted in the decrease in strikes, said the Minister for Employment, Industrial Relations and Productivity

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Growing Together, Reducing Unemployment

  Growing Together, Reducing Unemployment

The following is the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate’s introductory remarks at the Employers Forum in

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Our Reputation Better : Usamate

  Our Reputation Better : Usamate

  Fiji’s reputation for seasonal workers is improving, with employers in New Zealand seeking more Fijians to work on their

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Govt To Review Minimum Wage Rate This Year, Says Minister

  Govt To Review Minimum Wage Rate This Year, Says Minister

The Government is keeping its promise to review the national minimum wage rate this year. This was confirmed by the

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Tinai Stands Tall Among Men

  Tinai Stands Tall Among Men

Being the only woman in a male-dominated field was not tough at all, Josivini Tinai the new graduate of Australia-Pacific

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Fijian Seasonal Workers Appreciate Govt’s Visit

  Fijian Seasonal Workers  Appreciate Govt’s Visit

Fijian workers deployed under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme in New Zealand have commended the visitation by the

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Usamate Warns: Do Not Accept Bribes From Public

  Usamate Warns: Do Not Accept Bribes From Public

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate has instructed compliance and enforcement officials of his ministry to weed

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Usamate: Signed Collective Agreements Must Not be Breached

  Usamate: Signed Collective Agreements Must Not be Breached

Parties must meet each other from time to time for the purpose of bargaining and must consider proposals made by

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Usamate Meets USP Staff Union

  Usamate Meets USP Staff Union

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate yesterday met the University of the South Pacific (USP) Staff Union

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Daylight Saving Ends Tomorrow

  Daylight Saving Ends Tomorrow

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, would like to remind the public that daylight saving will

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More Than 100 Eyed For Kiwi Jobs This Year

  More Than 100 Eyed For Kiwi Jobs This Year

More than 100 Fijians are being eyed to take on seasonal work in the first quarter of this year, says

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Usamate Welcomes New Zealand Employer

  Usamate Welcomes New Zealand Employer

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, yesterday received a courtesy call from Pinoli Limited. The new

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Long Serving Officer Praises Leadership Workshop

  Long Serving Officer Praises Leadership Workshop

  Women’s leadership skills with Fiji Corrections Service will be enhanced after the two-day workshop, says a long service Fiji

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Animals Fiji: Ban Paraquat!

  Animals Fiji: Ban Paraquat!

Animals Fiji calls for a complete ban on a highly toxic non-selective herbicide known as ‘paraquat’. Animals Fiji – an

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Usamate Advises On Employing Children 15 Years And Above

  Usamate Advises On Employing Children 15 Years And Above

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate is advising parents and guardians to be mindful of the

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Usamate Meets Urai

  Usamate Meets Urai

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate met with the General Secretary for National Union of Catering,

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Recoveries Corporation $2M Call Centre Opens

  Recoveries Corporation $2M Call Centre Opens

The new Recoveries Corporation Group Limited call centre will provide a lot of job opportunities for those who are unemployed

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Queries Over Job Agency

  Queries Over Job Agency

A  private local recruiting agency promising overseas jobs has come under scrutiny. But the company, operating as Speenaikcedar Corporation Ltd,

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