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FPTL Staff Happy With Bonus Payouts

Bonus payouts received by Fiji Ports Terminal Limited (FPTL) employees in the past has helped their families live a much better and comfortable life. This is according to some employees
07 Sep 2016 10:44
FPTL Staff Happy With Bonus Payouts
Jubilant Ports Fiji staff with Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum after their bonus pay-out at Kings Wharf yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR

Bonus payouts received by Fiji Ports Terminal Limited (FPTL) employees in the past has helped their families live a much better and comfortable life.

This is according to some employees interviewed by SUN Shipping after they received another bonus payment announcement by the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday.

Among the 253 employees who received their bonus payment is long serving staff, 48-year-old fork lift driver, Iliesa Qounadovu.

He has been with FPCL for 22 years.

Mr Qounadovu shared that since FPTL’s partnership with Sri Lankan company Aitken Spence, their bonus payment has increased.

Of Nadonumai Village in Lami, the father of four said he loves his work because it has contributed to the well being of his family.

In previous years, he said they used to receive very little bonus.

“Once the new CEO from Sri Lanka arrived three years ago, the bonus we receive every year has increased. My bonus payment also goes to my family needs,” Mr Qounadovu said.

While working for FPTL, Mr Qounadovu has managed to build a house in the village and also bought a car.

He thanked the government of the day for thinking about them and rewarding them for their hard work.

Sharing similar sentiments is Api Vakatawa of Nakelo Village in Tailevu who has been working with FPTL for more than 16 years.

This 53-year-old crane operator said the company’s new management has invested greatly in them.

While working for FPTL, Mr Vakatawa managed to buy two cars and a house.

At least $283, 000 was paid out to 177 registered relief workers plus 76 permanent staff members.

FPTL chairman Hasmukh Patel said the payout is the result of an outstanding performance from workers based on assessment of individual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Mr Patel said the payout is no doubt a special moment for all the employees who have worked hard and rewarded accordingly.

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