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Flexibility needed for late work arrivals

February 10, 2021 12:40 pm

Employment Minister Parveen Kumar says workers in the Central Division should not be panelized for arriving late to work due to traffic jam.

Commuters travelling between the Suva/Nausori corridor are facing delays of up to three hours daily.

This as road rehabilitation is ongoing on critical roads.

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Kumar says dialogue needs to happen between employers and employees to reach an amicable solution.

Kumar says the employees should be given the opportunity to make up the hours.

“So what they need to do is to cover up. They can cover that loss of hour during lunch hour or in the afternoon. So there needs to be a mutual understanding between the employer and the employee.”

FBC News earlier received reports that some people have been on the road for almost three hours during peak hours while travelling along the Suva-Nausori corridor.

Some are also leaving home around 5am to avoid being caught in the traffic rush.

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