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Equal employment opportunities under seasonal worker program

April 22, 2015 6:46 pm

Minister for Employment Jioji Konrote has reaffirmed Government’s commitment to promoting equal employment opportunities both locally and overseas for all Fijians.

He has reiterated that authorized employers make the final decision on selection of workers for employment under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme and the Australia Seasonal Worker Program (SWP).

Konrote says the Ministry’s registration and selection process is impartial and inclusive and does not discriminate against gender, race, religion or any other characteristic.

A total of 24 candidates out of the 113 in the Work Ready Pool are employed in the RSE Scheme.

Of that number 77 are males and 36 females.

An additional 6 applications are being processed to leave for New Zealand in June.

Konrote says these form the first group of 30 candidates under Fiji’s pilot project to New Zealand.