Civil servants raise concern about contracts with PM
September 7, 2018 7:03 pm
Civil servants in the Northern Division have told the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama that they worry about their contracts.
Speaking on behalf of the civil servants, Divisional Planning Officer Northern Uraia Rainima told the Prime Minister during a talanoa session in Labasa, that most civil servants are uncertain about the renewal of their contracts.
He adds, some civil servants are also finding it hard to access financial assistance from financial institutions due to their contracts.
They claim that those who have a year or less on their contracts do not qualify for any financial help from the banks.
In response, Bainimarama stated that contracts will end if civil servants do not do their work.
“Contracts means perseverance, work. You work to the standard that is required of you. If you know you are not performing, then your contract will end. But it should not. Everyone should be working hard and should not be worried with their contracts, least of all with the banks.”
Bainimarama clarified to the civil servants that contracts should not be part of any financial dealings with the bank.
“If someone says they have a problem with the banks because of their contract, come and see me. All the banks have given their endorsement that contracts is not included in any financial dealings with civil servants.”
Bainimarama assured the civil servants that if they are doing their work then they should not worry about their contract, adding that from now on, he does not expect any civil servant to lose their contract.