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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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    60th Session Highlights Strategic Direction And Programmes

60th Session Highlights Strategic Direction And Programmes

  The Permanent Secretary for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Salaseini Daunabuna as Fiji’s Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) Director attended the 60th Session of the APO Governing Body in Vientiane,

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    OHS Officials To Investigate Burned MH Warehouse

OHS Officials To Investigate Burned MH Warehouse

  The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate said Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officials would be tasked to inspect the burned Morris Hedstrom (MH) warehouse site

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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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    ‘Excessive’ Leave Payout Queried

‘Excessive’ Leave Payout Queried

“Excessive” annual leave payout to staff of the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations was raised yesterday during submissions to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on the 2016

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    82 Seasonal Workers To Leave For New Zealand

82 Seasonal Workers To Leave For New Zealand

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations will be sending to New Zealand the largest single number of seasonal workers to leave at one time. This is the first

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    Employer Confirms Report Given to Ministry of Labour

Employer Confirms Report Given to Ministry of Labour

It is a mandatory in Fiji if any employee had an accident or death while working, the employer has to report to us, says Usamate. The report of the death

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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

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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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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

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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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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,

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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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Asbestos Fear

  Asbestos Fear

Asbestos fear hit some businesses and workers in central Suva yesterday. This is despite Jone Usamate, the Minister for Employment,

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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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‘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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