FCOSS saddened and disgusted by salary increase

FCOSS saddened and disgusted by salary increase

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 25/05/2024
FCOSS Executive Director Vani Catanasiga.

The Fiji Council of Social Services is disappointed that Parliament approved the salary increases for the President, Speaker, Ministers, Assistant Ministers and MPs in the Parliament session yesterday afternoon.

FCOSS Executive Director Vani Catanasiga says it is clear that other pressing priorities are quite urgent that should be tabled first rather than addressing the salaries.

She says it’s quite revealing to them that as members of the public and FCOSS, the focus of our elected representatives is not on the people.

Catanasiga says they are not in support of the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Emoluments Committee.

She adds this is really a Parliament that is quite detached from the people.

Catanasiga commended the NFP team in Parliament for taking a principled stand on this issue, and not supporting the salary increases.

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