Civil servants in Levuka raise concerns about inadequate healthcare resources and rural allowance

Civil servants in Levuka raise concerns about inadequate healthcare resources and rural allowance

By Mansi Chand
Thursday 18/04/2024
Source : Fiji Government

Some civil servants in Levuka have raised concerns regarding rural allowance, inadequate healthcare resources and non-reporting of workplace injuries.

These issues were raised with the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Agni Deo Singh during a public consultation at the Levuka Town Council.

Some workers had also raised concerns regarding minimum terms and conditions of employment and Singh has assured them that the Ministry’s Compliance team will visit these employers to ensure compliance with minimum terms standards under the labour law.

The Minister emphasised that all workplace injuries must be reported to the Ministry within 48 hours after the occurrence of an incident by the employer.

Singh says should the employer fail to report, individual workers can report the matter directly to the Ministry.

Responding to the issues on rural allowance and inadequate facilities Singh says they will raise it with the relevant Ministries responsible.

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