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50 selected Fijian workers expected to depart under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme

50 selected Fijian workers expected to depart under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme

By Zodelle Bhan
Sunday 30/10/2022
[Photo: Fijian Government]

A total of 50 selected Fijian workers are expected to depart next week under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme and the Recognized Seasonal Employers Scheme for New Zealand.

Minister for Employment, Parveen Kumar Bala reminded them to honour the employment contracts they have signed with their respective employers.

He says it is not an easy task to send Fijians for overseas employment opportunities and it requires a lot of effort, dedication, and commitment.

Bala has also reminded all workers of their responsibilities under this initiative which is to promote the Fijian Brand of dedicated and disciplined workers that will create more job openings for other potential Fijians.

He says to they need to keep in mind that their employment contract is a legally binding agreement between them and their employer.

He adds reminded them not to breach their visa conditions as those who breach this understanding will be withdrawn from the scheme.

The Minister for employment further says they need to do things right and remain focused at all times while in Australia or New Zealand and to respect the various employers that have engaged them, respect their co-workers and the members of the community they live in.

He further says they need to be disciplined at all times and remember their loved ones and families back home.

Bala thanked the approved employers JBS, Health-X, Bundaberg Sugar Ltd, Pickers & Pruners, Seeka, LSA, SW Labour Solutions, PlantGrowPick under the PALM Scheme and employers: Seasonal Solution Co-Op Ltd, Mr Apple, Gourmet Paprika under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer Work Scheme for their continued trust in our Fijian workers.

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