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130 Fiji Sugar Corporation Workers Go On Four Months Unpaid Leave

“We are taking action now but we have made it clear that this will remain under review, it’s not a permanent decision so we will review this as we go along.”
15 Apr 2020 11:47
130 Fiji Sugar Corporation Workers Go On Four Months Unpaid Leave
Workers of the Fiji Sugar Corporation and guests at the closing of the Labasa mill on December 5, 2019. Photo: Laisa Lui.

The Fiji Sugar Corporation chief executive officer Graham Clark confirmed yesterday that 130 workers throughout Fiji have been sent home on a four-month unpaid leave.

Mr Clark confirmed the decision was made finalised yesterday.

“The decision was made today (yesterday). We also have pay cuts starting from the top with 15 per cent down to 7 and a half in the middle and five per cent at the bottom so it depends who they are and where they fit,” he said.

“We are taking action now but we have made it clear that this will remain under review, it’s not a permanent decision so we will review this as we go along.”

He added that the measures were necessary in light of the Covid-19 pandemic that had immensely impacted businesses and corporate bodies.

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