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2 New Tribunals To Address Labour Cases

Government has approved the establishment of two labour tribunals to assist in the backlog of pending labour cases. Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Semi Koroilavesau said the tribunals
19 Feb 2016 10:30
2 New Tribunals To Address Labour Cases
Minister for Fisheries, Semi Koroilavesau,

Government has approved the establishment of two labour tribunals to assist in the backlog of pending labour cases.

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Semi Koroilavesau said the tribunals would be in place soon following cabinet’s endorsement.

“I am happy to announce that we will soon have two more tribunals in the western and northern divisions which would fasttrack the backlog of pending cases,” Mr Koroilavesau said.

“We now have the budget for the two tribunals and we would be advertising very soon.”

He made the comments during the ministry’s public consultation at the Lautoka City Council chambers yesterday.

Mr Koroilavesau said Cabinet was supportive of the proposal put forward by him given the high number of cases that are currently before the tribunal.

Fiji currently has only two tribunals.

Mr Koroilavesau said that they had been dealing with cases in the central and western divisions and the two additional tribunals would assist in the backlog of cases.

He said that while the tribunal was attached with the ministry, its role and work was independent.

“The tribunal falls under the ministry but the proceedings are all independent and its system is similar to a court. We are there just to facilitate,” Mr Koroilavesau said.

Source: DEPTFO News

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