Minister for Employment

Minister Usamate Opens USP Orientation Week
NEWS

Minister Usamate Opens USP Orientation Week

It is that time of the year again when higher education institutions swing into operation mode. The University of th...

Govt Works On New Ports For Vanua Levu
NATION

Govt Works On New Ports For Vanua Levu

“Government has been trying to create an environment which can entice investors to set up businesses,” said Mini...

Workers employed during Diwali entitled to double pay: Usamate
NEWS

Workers employed during Diwali entitled to double pay: Usamate

Minister for Employment, Productitvity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate said workers who were working during th...

Good Faith Must Prevail In Federated Airline Staff Association, Air Terminal Services (ATS)Matter: Usamate
NEWS

Good Faith Must Prevail In Federated Airline Staff Association, Air Terminal Services (ATS)Matter: Usamate

In any employment environment it is important that good faith prevails at all times when parties deal with each othe...

Levuka Businesses Reminded Of Minimum Wage
SUNBIZ

Levuka Businesses Reminded Of Minimum Wage

The Minister for Employment, Industrial Relations and Productivity Jone Usamate reminded the business community in L...

Wishes Come True For Cancer Children
NATION

Wishes Come True For Cancer Children

Cancer patient four-year-old Taito Koroitukana made a wish and it came true on Monday following his operation last O...

Usamate Meets Seasonal Workers On Complaints
NATION

Usamate Meets Seasonal Workers On Complaints

Two groups of Fijian seasonal workers deployed under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme met with the...

Recruitments Should Be Verified With Ministry: Usamate
NEWS

Recruitments Should Be Verified With Ministry: Usamate

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate said people who get involved with recrui...

Lal Documents Grandfather’s Struggles
NATION

Lal Documents Grandfather’s Struggles

  Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate launched fellow MP Brij Lal’s b...

OHS Works Boost With Equipment from Asian Organisation
NATION

OHS Works Boost With Equipment from Asian Organisation

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate received a donation of Occupational...

Usamate: 5.7K injuries at work from 2012 to 2016
NEWS

Usamate: 5.7K injuries at work from 2012 to 2016

From 2012 to 2016 the most reports of work-related incidents was in the area of injuries at work with a total of 5,6...

Congress To Address Issues Affecting Us
SUNBIZ

Congress To Address Issues Affecting Us

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, has been confirmed to be among the spe...

National Minimum Wage Review Begins
SUNBIZ

National Minimum Wage Review Begins

A National Minimum Wage survey has begun for the benefit of the nation as a whole. Minister for Employment, Producti...

Double Pay For Easter Holiday: Usamate
NEWS

Double Pay For Easter Holiday: Usamate

Those who are working this Easter weekend namely, Good Friday, Easter Saturday or Easter Monday, are entitled to dou...

Usamate: How mediation reduces employee strikes
NEWS

Usamate: How mediation reduces employee strikes

Proactive intervention of mediation services resulted in the decrease in strikes, said the Minister for Employment, ...

Growing Together, Reducing Unemployment
Opinion

Growing Together, Reducing Unemployment

The following is the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate’s introductory re...

Our Reputation Better : Usamate
NATION

Our Reputation Better : Usamate

  Fiji’s reputation for seasonal workers is improving, with employers in New Zealand seeking more Fijians to ...

Govt To Review Minimum Wage Rate This Year, Says Minister
NATION

Govt To Review Minimum Wage Rate This Year, Says Minister

The Government is keeping its promise to review the national minimum wage rate this year. This was confirmed by the ...

Tinai Stands Tall Among Men
NATION

Tinai Stands Tall Among Men

Being the only woman in a male-dominated field was not tough at all, Josivini Tinai the new graduate of Australia-Pa...

Fijian Seasonal Workers  Appreciate Govt’s Visit
NATION

Fijian Seasonal Workers Appreciate Govt’s Visit

Fijian workers deployed under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme in New Zealand have commended the v...

Usamate Warns: Do Not Accept Bribes From Public
NATION

Usamate Warns: Do Not Accept Bribes From Public

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate has instructed compliance and enforcemen...

Usamate: Signed Collective Agreements Must Not be Breached
NATION

Usamate: Signed Collective Agreements Must Not be Breached

Parties must meet each other from time to time for the purpose of bargaining and must consider proposals made by eac...

Usamate Meets USP Staff Union
SUNBIZ

Usamate Meets USP Staff Union

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate yesterday met the University of the Sout...

Daylight Saving Ends Tomorrow
SUNCITY

Daylight Saving Ends Tomorrow

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, would like to remind the public th...

More Than 100 Eyed For Kiwi Jobs This Year
NATION

More Than 100 Eyed For Kiwi Jobs This Year

More than 100 Fijians are being eyed to take on seasonal work in the first quarter of this year, says the Minister f...

Usamate Welcomes New Zealand Employer
NATION

Usamate Welcomes New Zealand Employer

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, yesterday received a courtesy call...

Long Serving Officer Praises Leadership Workshop
NATION

Long Serving Officer Praises Leadership Workshop

  Women’s leadership skills with Fiji Corrections Service will be enhanced after the two-day workshop, says a...

Animals Fiji: Ban Paraquat!
NATION

Animals Fiji: Ban Paraquat!

Animals Fiji calls for a complete ban on a highly toxic non-selective herbicide known as ‘paraquat’. Animals Fij...

Usamate Advises On Employing Children 15 Years And Above
NATION

Usamate Advises On Employing Children 15 Years And Above

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate is advising parents and guardians t...

Usamate Meets Urai
NEWS

Usamate Meets Urai

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate met with the General Secretary for N...

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