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Usamate Praises Returning Three For Australia

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate commended the three workers returning to Australia for an additional stint of six months. “The Fijian Government is proud of you
25 Sep 2016 08:00
Usamate Praises Returning Three For Australia
Employment Minister Hon Jone Usamate(seated middle) with the 11 workers bound for Australia and New Zealand. Photo: DEPTFO News

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate commended the three workers returning to Australia for an additional stint of six months.

“The Fijian Government is proud of you as individuals and the positive image you have given our country,” Mr Usamate said.

The three workers to Australia will be re-employed by Treeminders through the seasonal work scheme.

Mr Usamate commended the workers for their good attitude, performance and high productivity which prompted the employer to request for their return.

Another group of eight carpenters departed yesterday for New Zealand to join an earlier group to assist in rebuilding Christchurch after the devastation of the 2011 earthquake

They will be employed by TRADESTAFF and ADECCO, Pacific Trust Canterbury and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for one year.

Mr Usamate highlighted that this was a learning season and with the skills mastered these workers had the potential to lead, therefore it was up to them to make this an objective in order to improve the welfare of their families and communities.

“I wish to reiterate the Fijian Government’s expectations that for anyone selected for employment in overseas seasonal work must do their best as their performance will open up doors for other potential workers here in Fiji,” Usamate said.

“Remain focused on your purpose and work within your visa conditions. Remember that under your visa terms and conditions, you are not allowed to leave and join another employer.”

Isimeli Koroi of Naqali, Naitasiri and Asaeli Dokonivalu of Vunisei, Kadavu acknowledged the Government through the Ministry of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations for giving them the golden opportunity to work abroad and learn new skills in order to assist with their respective families and communities.

Source: DEPTFO News

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