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Progress Made In Govt, ILO Talks

The Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum held a fruitful discussion with the tripartite mission from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) yesterday. The tripartite mission has held several meetings in Fiji this week,
28 Jan 2016 20:34
Progress Made In Govt, ILO Talks
Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Service, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during the press conference at Suvavou House in Suva last Saturday. Photo: Rama

The Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum held a fruitful discussion with the tripartite mission from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) yesterday.

The tripartite mission has held several meetings in Fiji this week, including with the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama; the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Semi Koroilasevu; the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights; along with other trade unions.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum informed the tripartite mission that the check-off provision, which allows union dues to be deducted from employee pay checks, is in place.

“It is important for workers to agree before the money they earn is deducted from their pay for any reason. They have earned this money, it is their property and no one should be able to take it without their express permission,” he said.

The Government had agreed last year to reinstate all employment grievances that stood before the tribunal before they were terminated by the Essential National Industries Decree (ENID).  Government also recommended last year that the notice given for strikes be reduced from 28 days to 14 days.

 

Source: DEPTFO News

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