FijiFirst party leader and Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama appeared to be the favourite among Fijians who voted at the various army facilities over the pre-poll period, based on provisional results released so far at the National Tally Centre.
Fiji’s Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Jone Usamate has reassured the country of the implementation of the Wages Regulation Order(WRO which is expected to come into effect at month end.
In a statement, Usamate confirmed that the 10 Wages Councils, headed by Deputy Chairpersons are currently going through the submissions on the proposed Wages Regulation Order.
He will make a decision based on the recommendations of the Wages Council.
Currently the Wages Councils as required under Section 54(3) of the Employment Relations Promulgation are looking through written objections received during the objection period against the proposed WRO. This is expected to be completed by the end of this week.
Usamate said that Government is fully committed to social justice for workers in ensuring fair wages that are also affordable to employers.
An 8 to 15 per cent increase has been proposed for the 10 employment sectors including, 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.
No repeat of 2000 burning, businesses toldFiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has assured the business community that the events of the 2000 coup where some businesses were looted and burned down will not be repeated in this year's election.
Vakatalesau nets double in Amicale winFijian striker Osea Vakatalesau netted a double for Amicale FC yesterday as the club defeated Narak FC 5-1 to book its spot in the semi-finals of the TVL Smile Cup 2014.
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
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Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.