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FHTA hopes to strengthen its policies on discrimination

May 26, 2018 4:30 am

The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association hopes to strengthen its policies on discrimination – in an effort to ensure workers in the tourism industry are well looked after.

President, Dixon Seeto highlighted all its members abide by the law and awareness trainings on discrimination required by Labour regulations are being conducted.

Seeto says thousands of Fijians are employed in the tourism industry with women making the most numbers and it’s important to protect them at all times to ensure they’re safe.

“I know there’s a push of discrimination and sexual harassment and policies like that and that is becoming the norm in every part of the world. And for us we support things like this where every employee whether not only females but males is not discriminated and is looked after and we support labor legislation in that respect.”

He says many of the FHTA members have also played crucial roles in looking after these employees.

“The law prescribes that you have to have it in your handbook and in your employee regulations and you have to have it up in your staff rooms. So we also do training as it’s specified in the law and we do that.”

The tourism industry is Fiji’s biggest foreign exchange earner and it contributes more than thirty percent to our GDP.

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