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FHTA updates members on legislation changes

July 17, 2018 2:55 am

The Fiji Hotel & Tourism Association (FHTA) has kicked off a series of awareness sessions for its members on legislation changes, policy requirements and staff welfare initiatives.

Issues included presentation on “Child Protection & Handling Practices for Hotels” and minimising risks to children.

Chief Executive Officer of FHTA, Fantasha Lockington says that they make these awareness sessions available to ensure their members know about upcoming legislation, understand compliance issues and get general updates.

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As well, the recently introduced micro insurance package for tourism industry workers was discussed as an affordable option at $52 per annum for workers that did not have access to personal insurance which provided cover for term life, funeral expenses, property and personal accident cover.

Lockington adds, the tourism industry employs the largest number of people where one in three people are directly or indirectly employed so FHTA must constantly provide development opportunities and best practice updates that will upskill industry workers and maintain the industry’s continued growth.

The session also included a briefing from a legal practitioner on Sexual Harassment Policies for the Workplace and updates on the new On-line Safety Bill and discussed why workplaces must not only have these policies in place but provide training and awareness for their staff.

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