21st May 05:07 PM
Employment ministry investigates prominent island resort
By Semi Turaga
Saturday 12/05/2018
Minister for Employment Jone Usamate

The Ministry of Employment will be conducting an investigation regarding 18 workers of a prominent island resort that have been made redundant.

In a statement, Minister for Employment Jone Usamate says they will conduct an investigation into this matter, in particular to ascertain whether workers have been treated in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Relations Act.

He says redundancy can only be applied due to economical, structural and technological reasons.

Usamate says under the act, every employer who wishes to make workers redundant, must give not less than 30 days’ notice to the Permanent Secretary for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, and the workers themselves and their representatives.

The Minister says they will be conducting investigations on workers complaints on any non-compliance under the redundancy process.

He says the notice of redundancy from the prominent island resort was received by the Ministry on the 1st of May, 2018.

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