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Government increases wage rates for 10 sectoral wages regulations

June 30, 2015 7:06 pm

Government has increased the wage rates of the 10 Sectoral Wages Regulations.

The increased rates which range from 2 to 5 per cent comes into effect today.

Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Minister Jioji Konrote says the increase is a necessary step taken by Government in its effort to ensure that Fijian workers are accorded decent wages, decent working conditions and social protection.

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Employers are required to display the written notice of the increased wage rates in their workplaces informing workers.

These notices can be obtained from the Ministry of Employment offices around Fiji.

Failure by employers to display these Regulations warrants a $100.00 penalty by the Ministry’s Enforcement Officers.

The 10 industries expected to see an increase in wage rates include, Printing Trades, Wholesale & Retail Trades, Hotel & Catering Trades, Garment Industry, Sawmilling & Logging Industry, Road Transport, Building & Civil & Electrical Engineering Trades, Manufacturing Industry, Mining & Quarrying Industry and Security Services.

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