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Twenty Return To Former Employers

  Twenty seasonal workers will return next week to Australia for six months after making a favourable impression on their employers. During a press conference in Suva, yesterday Minister for
08 Oct 2016 11:00
Twenty Return To Former Employers
Left to right: Plant Grow Pick Limited directors Mel and Walter Fangatua with Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate and Deputy Secretary Vilimone Balaidrokadroka during the press conference in Suva yesterday. Photo: Ashna Kumar

 

Twenty seasonal workers will return next week to Australia for six months after making a favourable impression on their employers.

During a press conference in Suva, yesterday Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate said he was impressed at how the employers were working with the ministry.

“As we are approaching the season, we are glad that we are getting back employers from Australia to work with us,” Mr Usamate said.

“We had some difficulties in the past but we are glad they came back and taking back 20 of the workers they had in the past.

“As we grow this exchange programme we take in more opportunities for our people here in Fiji.”

Queensland firm Plant Grow Pick Pty Limited was taking back 20 workers who had worked with them last year.

Company Director Mel Fangatua said: “To start back with, we are opening doors back with previous 20 seasonal workers.

“We are sure they will make their second year even better than the first.

“These workers are aware of the deductions, rents, and taxes just like the previous contract.”

Seasonal farm work includes fruit picking, planting and pruning of fruit and vegetables.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 



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