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RFMF Tops Government Payout List, Koroilavesau Reveals

The highest number of compensation cases pay out from Government was made to the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) amounting to $927,650.37 last year. This was revealed by
12 Feb 2016 10:47
RFMF Tops Government Payout List, Koroilavesau Reveals
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The highest number of compensation cases pay out from Government was made to the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) amounting to $927,650.37 last year.

This was revealed by Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Semi Koroilavesau in Parliament yesterday.

This was part of a response to a question addressed to him by Government Member of Parliament Alivereti Nabulivou asking the Minister to advise the House on the amount paid to Government workers and Christmas Islands veterans who participated in the Operation Grapple.

Mr Koroilavesau said $2.5 million dollars was allocated last year to facilitate payment to injured workers and dependents of deceased workers whose deaths were classified as work-related by medical opinion.

“A total of 211 cases amounting to $2,053,724.36 were paid as at  December 31, 2015; this comprised of 145 injury cases totaling $919,724.36 and 66 death cases totaling $1,584,000.

“It is to be noted that the highest number of compensation cases paid out were RFMF where 96 cases were paid, 37 per cent; followed by Fiji Police Force where 36 cases paid out amounting to $499,806.28 which was 20 per cent of the total compensation paid for Government workers,” he said.

 

Edited by Filipe Naigulevu

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