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Cane Payment System On Hold, 16 Tribunal Workers Given Notice

The NIR, or near-infra-red, system which is a cane quality payment system has been put on hold. As a result, 16 employees who are chemists and analysts have been given
02 Sep 2017 10:19
Cane Payment System On Hold, 16 Tribunal Workers Given Notice

The NIR, or near-infra-red, system which is a cane quality payment system has been put on hold.

As a result, 16 employees who are chemists and analysts have been given notice by the Sugar Industry Tribunal Fiji Sugar Corporation is now looking at ways to reemploy them to finish off their work.

The near-infra-red (NIR) staff work under the Tribunal.

Fiji Sugar Corporation chief operating officer Navin Chandra during his visit to Labasa on Thursday confirmed that only NIR employees were affected.

“The have finished work with the Tribunal.  They are merely located at the FSC factories.

“The NIR cane quality system is a basis for rewarding quality in place of volume. As such producers of high quality cane are rewarded.

“At the moment there are so many priorities in the industry that we need to look at and we can’t take everything and almost end up with nothing.”

Mr Chandra said they are looking at how they can utilise if not all staff but most – to be absorbed to add value to the FSC system.

“We have received all their curriculum vitae and we are working through it to see if we can re-employ some.

“Most of them are well qualified and intelligent chemists and analysts and definitely we don’t intend to lose them.

“For us it is very important that we look after people and their livelihood and what they worked for alongside FSC for so many years,” Mr Chandra said.



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