Minister for Employment

127 Fijians To Leave For PALM Scheme
NATION

127 Fijians To Leave For PALM Scheme

One successful applicant, Vilisi Tabua, said the opportunity presented to her was a blessing.

Australian Visa Alert
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Australian Visa Alert

“The immigration was shocked with the number of 403 visa holders applying for the protection visa because the Gove...

Celebrate Our Diversity: Bala
Football, SPORTS

Celebrate Our Diversity: Bala

We must continue to celebrate our diversity and the unique flavours that it brings to Fiji.

Worker Sent Back To Fiji After Having An Affair
NATION

Worker Sent Back To Fiji After Having An Affair

While addressing 198 Fijians, due to leave the country soon for various work abroad, Mr Bala said their family shoul...

Bala: Chiefs And Vanua Gave Their Blessing
NATION

Bala: Chiefs And Vanua Gave Their Blessing

The Seasonal Worker Programme has the blessings of the chiefs and the vanua, says Minister for Employment, Parveen Bala.

Australian PM Tells Minister Bala Of Demand For Caregivers From Fiji
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Australian PM Tells Minister Bala Of Demand For Caregivers From Fiji

The Australian Government is in talks with its Fijian counterpart to increase caregivers from Fiji under the Pacific...

Jovilisi Aims To Maintain School Discipline
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Jovilisi Aims To Maintain School Discipline

Jovilisi Vuketu is determined to instill discipline during his term as Lomolomo Public School head boy.

Bala Lauds Acts of Bravery by Fijians in Lismore
NEWS

Bala Lauds Acts of Bravery by Fijians in Lismore

“For Fijians, flooding is a natural disaster that we normally experience and encounter year-in and year-out and fo...

Big Support For Proposed National Minimum Wage Increment
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Big Support For Proposed National Minimum Wage Increment

“Prior to the Bainimarama Government, there was no set procedure or process, or guarantee of a periodic review, an...

Single Mother Of 2, Among Group For Aussie Scheme
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Single Mother Of 2, Among Group For Aussie Scheme

“I am grateful to the Fijian and Australian Government for the opportunity to help me build a better future for my...

John Samisoni Sues Hot Bread Kitchen
NEWS

John Samisoni Sues Hot Bread Kitchen

Mr Samisoni is seeking orders from the court to invalidate the Vaccine Regulations, deem his termination letter date...

564 Fijians Working Under Pacific Labour Scheme In Australia
NEWS

564 Fijians Working Under Pacific Labour Scheme In Australia

Ministry preparing more workers for upcoming labour mobility programmes.

Daylgiht Saving To Commence On Sunday 20 December
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Daylgiht Saving To Commence On Sunday 20 December

All Fijians are to wind their clock one hour in advance of the standard time commencing at 2am on 20th December.

Employment Minister Advises Victimised Employees To Report
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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 d...

Follow Labour Laws, Labour Minister Tells Employers
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Follow Labour Laws, Labour Minister Tells Employers

However, concerns were also raised that employees were being paid for eight-hour shifts despite covering a full 12-h...

Nemani Delaibatiki: Bala Poised For Exciting 2020 After Laying Platform For Changes
Analysis

Nemani Delaibatiki: Bala Poised For Exciting 2020 After Laying Platform For Changes

The Minister for Employment, Productivity, Industrial Relations and Youth and Sports, has bounced back after the cha...

Kapoor Is Vodafone Miss Sugar Queen
NATION

Kapoor Is Vodafone Miss Sugar Queen

Miss Vodafone Sugar Festival 2019 is Miss Formscaff, Christal Kapoor.

Minimum Wage Review To Begin Soon
NEWS

Minimum Wage Review To Begin Soon

Mr Bala said there would be no doubt that it would provide the basis for an informed and sustainable formula for wag...

Fiji Airports:  Arbitration Court Dismiss Union’s Claim, Orders Employees To Return To Work
NEWS

Fiji Airports: Arbitration Court Dismiss Union’s Claim, Orders Employees To Return To Work

Fiji Airports has been repeatedly requesting and urging controllers under strike to return to work from Monday 18 March.

Praveen Bala And PNG Minister Kipefa Discuss Future Plans
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Praveen Bala And PNG Minister Kipefa Discuss Future Plans

Mr Bala highlighted that their discussions focused on the high level meeting tripartite dialogue on the future work ...

Council Calls For Family Care Leave Practice Statement From Government
SUNBIZ

Council Calls For Family Care Leave Practice Statement From Government

"The Family Care Leave which has been effective from January 1, this year, under Employment Rela­tions Act will be ...

Varoka Community Post Reopens, Brings Hope, Security to Ba Town
Lifestyle

Varoka Community Post Reopens, Brings Hope, Security to Ba Town

“You have been a beacon of light to Ba Town and you have shown the entire country that the battle against crime is...

Talanoa Session With Ministry Was Fruitful, Says Hazelman
SUNBIZ

Talanoa Session With Ministry Was Fruitful, Says Hazelman

The ‘talanoa’ session between the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation and the Ministry of Employment, Product...

Prasad Needs To Move On: Bala
NATION

Prasad Needs To Move On: Bala

Minister for Employment, Productivity, Industrial Relations and Youth and Sports Parveen Bala says National Federati...

Minister Jone Usamate Labels  Unionists’ Withdrawal as Betrayal
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Minister Jone Usamate Labels Unionists’ Withdrawal as Betrayal

A decision by trade unionists to withdraw from the Employment Relations Advisory Board is a betrayal of their duty t...

 Why Probation Period Not Covered Under Law: Minister Usamate Clarifies
NATION

 Why Probation Period Not Covered Under Law: Minister Usamate Clarifies

    The Ministry of Employment, Pro­ductivity and Industrial Relations has clarified that the probation o...

 OHS Probe Death Of Chinese National
NATION

 OHS Probe Death Of Chinese National

  The Chinese national who died while working at the Vodafone Arena in Suva had only been in Fiji less than thr...

Minister Meets With Savusavu Employers
NATION

Minister Meets With Savusavu Employers

There is a 300 per cent tax rebate for the employment of persons with disabilities, This was highlighted by the Mini...

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