The National Farmers Union is calling for the reinstatement of growers councilors that were removed by Government in 2010 and wants fresh election of the Sugar Cane Growers Council before the next harvesting season.
A father convicted of beating his 10-year-old son with an extension cord, causing injuries to his lower back and legs, because he lied about his whereabouts after school, has had his term reduced and suspended on appeal.
Fiji Football chief executive (CEO) Bob Kumar says the Fiji Sports Team of the Year recognition accorded to the Vodafone Fiji U20s is another opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the age-group team.
Fiji Football Association chief executive Bob Kumar says the Team of the Year presented to the Vodafone Fiji U20 football team during the 2014 Fiji Sports Awards in Suva last night should motivate and raise the spirits of the players further.
Fiji’s Wages Council is hoping that their proposed wage increase for workers would come into effect on August 15.
This was confirmed to FijiLive by Council Chairman Father Kevin Barr.
“The members of the 10 Wages Councils planned an increase in the wages of all those workers covered by that Wages Council,” said Father Barr.
“It is not across-the-board percentage increase but is specific to each industry,” he said.
"If workers were to receive wages to keep them out of poverty that is above the poverty line of $185 a week then their wage should be above $4.00 an hour," he said.
"If the new Wage Regulation orders are accepted then some but not many workers will be paid around $4.00 an hour," he said.
He also said the lowest paid will be those in the garment industry and the second lowest are those in the security industry while those better paid are in the mining and quarrying industry and the sawmilling industry.
However Father Barr said he is not at liberty to reveal what these proposed increases are because they are yet to be gazetted by government.
The Wages Council covers 60 per cent of all workers in full-time employment while 30 per cent were covered by unions and 10 per cent are not represented.
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Vodafone renovates airport shopVodafone Fiji has signed an agreement with Airports Fiji Limited which will allow for renovation of its airport shop at the arrival concourse in Nadi International Airport