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500 Jacks staff are jobless from today
Staff yet to get clarification on reduced hourly rate

500 Jacks staff are jobless from today

Staff yet to get clarification on reduced hourly rate

By Rashika Kumar
Tuesday 19/05/2020
Jacks of Fiji

500 Jacks employees have been let go from today.

Jacks of Fiji had issued the notice of termination on the 20th of April.

Some staff who are part of the 500 workers who now do not have a job were being paid for 10 hours known as COVID-19 hours at a reduced rate.

CEO, Bhavin Khatri is yet to respond to these claims.

We were provided payslips where it showed an employee who was previously paid $3.64 an hour was being paid $3.12 an hour.

Khatri had said that he would not comment however they will issue a press release in due course which will answer the queries.

Khatri had earlier said that a significant number of employees are being impacted as their business is predominantly tourism related.

The company has outlined the redundancy package these staff are receiving.

They will be given one week’s pay per completed year of service provided they have completed a year of service while one week’s pay will be given for the staff who have not completed the one year of service.

The ex gratia payment would have been paid for the last 4 weeks.

900 workers continue to stay employed at Jacks Fiji.

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