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Employment Minister Advises Victimised Employees To Report

Staff claimed that the employer sent a warning letter that if they did not meet daily sales target $350 - $500 per day they would be terminated.
02 Apr 2020 15:02
Employment Minister Advises Victimised Employees To Report
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Parveen Kumar

Minister for Employment, Productivity, Industrial Relations, Youth and Sports Parveen Bala has advised workers who have been victimised by their employers to report at the nearest employment office.

His advice comes after some workers of an electronic shop working at various branches lodged a complaint.

Staff claimed that the employer sent a warning letter that if they did not meet daily sales target $350 – $500 per day they would be terminated.

COVID-19 crisis

The workers who wished to withhold their names said the employer allegedly refused to understand that during COVID-19 pandemic business was bad.

One of the senior managers also called and ordered employees to sign the warning letter immediately or otherwise face termination.

Mr Bala said: “Those who are facing problems at work must visit the employment centre and lodge their complaints.

“Upon lodgement the officers would carry out the investigation and take necessary actions if required.”

The employment office in Labasa has confirmed that they received complaints and investigation has been ongoing.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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