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Four Seasonal Workers For Banana Farming In Australia

Four seasonal workers from Tikina Sasa of Macuata and Natewa of Cakaudrove left our shores on Wednesday for banana farming in Australia under the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). These workers
10 Dec 2016 11:00
Four Seasonal Workers For  Banana Farming In Australia
Four Fijian workers for seasonal work deployment under the Seasonal Worker Programme in Australia. Photo: DEPTFO News

Four seasonal workers from Tikina Sasa of Macuata and Natewa of Cakaudrove left our shores on Wednesday for banana farming in Australia under the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP).

These workers will be employed with MADEC a seasonal worker programme approved labour contractor in Mena Creek, Queensland who will be contracting the four Fijians for a duration of six months.

The four workers were selected through the good performance of two individuals from Tikina Sasa and Natewa who are currently employed with the same employer.

They will be engaged in field work which includes picking banana bunches, de-leafing, de-suckering, fixing irrigation and replanting amongst others.

These workers will work for a minimum of 8 to 10 hours per day and will be paid an hourly rate of FJ$34.40 (AU$22.13).  Therefore each worker is expected to receive a weekly pay of FJ$1927.80 (AU$1239.28), if worked from Monday to Sunday each week and is also entitled to day-offs.

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has also urged the group to commit to their work, perform their best, earn and save to add value to the livelihood of their families and communities.

Source: DEPTFO News

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