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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 Technical College of Fiji – Western were challenged to set

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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 than sending them out selling food parcels at night. “Children

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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 have a serious accident at work than older adults. He

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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 vulnerable communities are not marginalised or forced to bear the

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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 improved. Mr Usamate said this was through the new Employment

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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 Work Schemes in 2015, Parliament was told yesterday. Minister for

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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 the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme. During

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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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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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