Employers under spotlight for not issuing FNPF letters
April 2, 2020 4:35 pm
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Employers have come under the spotlight for refusing to issue letters to workers wanting to access Fiji National Provident Fund assistance.
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they have received a number of complaints that some employers are not issuing letters to their staff to confirm that they are no longer employed amidst COVID-19 crisis.
Sayed-Khaiyum says they suspect these employers are not making FNPF contributions.
He says they have asked FNPF to pursue those employers who have failed in their obligation.
“Unacceptable levels of complaints where some employees are saying that their employers are not giving them the letters to say that you no longer have work or we have shut down and we suspect that those employers are not giving them their letters because they have not been able to pay their FNPF contribution. So I urge all the employers if you haven’t been up to date with your FNPF contribution, still give letters to your employees”.
The Economy Minister is urging employers that even if they have not been making FNPF contributions, they are still to issue letters to their employees.