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Security Firm Resolves Workers Pay

Pioneer Security Services chief executive officer Rodney Nand denied claims over short payment of wages, saying some workers falsified their timesheets.
06 Mar 2019 09:50
Security Firm Resolves Workers Pay
Pioneer Security Services security officers with their union representative, Eparama Ramasi (left), outside their office in Samabula after they claimed they were not paid on March 5, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

A security services company in Suva says it has resolved pay issues involving employees who claimed they had not received their full wages from January 15 this year.

The workers also claimed their Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) contributions had not been paid in full.

Pioneer Security Services chief executive officer Rodney Nand denied claims over short payment of wages, saying some workers falsified their timesheets.

On the workers allegation about FNPF contributions, Mr Nand said the workers had not given correct FNPF details for the contribution payments to be processed.

He also said that overtime and meal allowances had been paid, contrary to claims by the union representing the workers.

“We have got substantial evidence from our clients that workers have been over-claiming their hours of work and, as a result, their salary has been put on hold pending verification,” Mr Nand said.

“Fifty-eight of the workers have verified and justified their claims and their salaries have been processed to be paid while 20 of them are yet to verify the claims.

“Salaries for all the workers was released yesterday, except for the workers whose salaries were put on hold to verify the claims of hours worked.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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