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$80K Paid To 13 Injured Workers

More than $80,000 in compensation was paid out to 13 injured workers last month, Minister for Employment Semi Koroilavesau told Members of Parliament on Wednesday. He said the Government allocated
29 Apr 2016 11:33
$80K Paid To 13 Injured Workers
The Minister for Fisheries and Forests, Osea Naiqamu and member of Opposition Ratu Sela Nanovo share a lughter during the Parliament sitting break yesterday. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

More than $80,000 in compensation was paid out to 13 injured workers last month, Minister for Employment Semi Koroilavesau told Members of Parliament on Wednesday.

He said the Government allocated $5million towards the compensation of Government workers following the doubling of quantum from $24,000 to $50,000.

“As at March 31, 2016, the ministry processed and paid out compensation to 13 injured workers the amount of $88,401.57.

“The ministry also processed 80 death cases totalling $192,000 ; this brings the total compensation payout to Government workers as at March 31, 2015 to a total of $280,401.57.

“For the private sector the compensation of 70 cases amounted to $216,444.64 as at March 31, 2016,”he said.

Mr Koroilavesau said the ministry had submitted another Request to Incur Expenditure (RIE) to the finance ministry totalling $613,000.17 for additional payments.

“This is for 32 cases including 20 death cases with totalling $583,000 plus outstanding injury cases that have been claimed for,” he said.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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