Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Agni Deo Singh has emphasised the importance of tripartism where dialogue in good faith is vital for consensus building.
While meeting the Executive Committee of the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF) in Suva, Singh said there will be no stumbling blocks to stop the tripartite consultative machinery from convening and following the due processes required.
He highlighted that he is looking forward to working closely with the social partners in ensuring a balance on how we look after the employers and the workers of this country which will create employment and economic stability.
Singh added that the people of Fiji now have a Government that is ready to listen and work together with stakeholders in achieving the objectives it has set for its people.
FCEF Board President Vinay Narsey said social dialogue and more collaboration at bipartite and tripartite levels are critical, which is the foundation for moving the nation forward and assured the Minister and his senior management team their 100 per cent support as both stakeholders take on the same mindset using the tripartite machinery to move the agendas of common interest for both employers and workers as well as sharing insights on the way forward in improving Fiji’s labour market.