China Railway 5 fails to meet deadline on FNPF payments
December 1, 2012 7:43 pm
The China Railway 5 company has failed to meet its deadline to pay all FNPF contributions due to its workers it hired for its Samabula contract with the Water Authority Of Fiji.
The one month deadline given to China Railway 5 by the Water Authority of Fiji expired yesterday.
China Railway is contracted to upgrade sewerage reticulation systems and have all homes in Samabula connected to the main sewer line to Kinoya.
The Watere Authority had said it will review the contract of the company if it failed to meet the deadline.
China Railway is under scrutiny for failing to deduct FNPF contributions for its workers dating back five years.
The company’s Commercial Manager Charles King says, they still need time.
" FNPFand our company need sometime for the process we’ll have to submit record of the payment first and they to review asnd do the right calculations."
According to the company it has already paid over fifty thousand dollars in FNPF contributions until June this year.
This is for workers hired for the fencing of Government House and those currently working at Samabula.
“We hope the officers from the water authority and even the people from the public can give us some understanding.”
China Railway admits its mistake – saying it is affecting their administration side of things.