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    Workers Lodge Claims As Security  Firms Come Under The Spotlight

Workers Lodge Claims As Security Firms Come Under The Spotlight

More than $5 million worth of claims have been reported against security companies. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Permanent Secretary Salaseini Daunabuna. “From

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    Asbestos Removal Continues To Be Monitored

Asbestos Removal Continues To Be Monitored

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations will continue to monitor areas where asbestos has been found. Minister for Employment Jone Usamate confirmed this, saying that so far asbestos

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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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    Govt Repatriates Body of Fijian Worker

Govt Repatriates Body of Fijian Worker

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has repatriated the body of a Fijian fisher who died in a foreign fishing vessel in Panama waters on July 2, 2017.

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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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    Support For Entrepreneurs Continues To Grow

Support For Entrepreneurs Continues To Grow

The Fijian Government will continue to support entrepreneurs planning to start their own businesses, including financial support for new graduates, says Jone Usamate. The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial

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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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    Asbestos Fear

Asbestos Fear

Asbestos fear hit some businesses and workers in central Suva yesterday. This is despite Jone Usamate, the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, appealing to people not to panic,

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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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‘Ministry Needs more Medical Assessors’

  ‘Ministry Needs more Medical Assessors’

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations said full time assessors were needed to clear the backlog of compensation

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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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More Fijian teachers Bound for Tuvalu

  More Fijian teachers Bound for Tuvalu

Sixteen volunteer teachers will travel to Tuvalu next month under the Fiji volunteer services scheme. This was revealed yesterday by

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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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More sought for seasonal workers

  More sought for seasonal workers

Government is now focusing on sending more people for Seasonal Workers Programmes. The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations

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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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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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Twelve Fijian Workers Employed By New Seasonal Work Employer

  Twelve Fijian Workers Employed By New Seasonal Work Employer

A new seasonal work employer under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme, Agworks Limited has employed 12 Fijian

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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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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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