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Allegations of worker abandonment concern government

April 2, 2021 8:01 am

Government agencies are currently conducting investigations in relation to recent allegations of abandonment by three Filipino crew members against their employer, Goundar Shipping Limited.

In a statement yesterday afternoon, the government says they take all claims of abuse of human rights with grave concern.

It says with respect to the recent allegations of abandonment by three Filipino crew members against Goundar Shipping Limited, the relevant government agencies have started their own investigation.

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It says that if the allegations are substantiated, appropriate action will be taken against Goundar Shipping including recovery of any outstanding labor entitlements due to the crew members.

The Government authorities will also continue to work closely with the Fiji Immigration Department to ensure the safe repatriation of the respective crew members.

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