Revised employment law expected to be tabled in Parliament in March – Singh

Revised employment law expected to be tabled in Parliament in March – Singh

By Rashika Kumar
Monday 08/01/2024
Minister for Employment, Agni Deo Singh

The review of the entire labour legislation have completed and the revised Act is expected to be tabled in Parliament in March.

This has been confirmed by the Minister for Employment, Agni Deo Singh who says a sub committee presented the review report to the Employment Relations Advisory Board which has endorsed it and it is now being processed by the Office of the Solicitor General.

Singh says they have also acquired the assistance of a legal draft person through the International Labour Organisation.

The Minister says this is a big achievement as Fiji has been internationally stigmatised by the ILO and other UN agencies for violating fundamental rights of workers.

He says part of it has already been effected where the essential industries list has been revised and they have reverted to Employment Relations Act 2007 where the listing is in accordance with the ILO.

The Minister also says they have reviewed the legislation requiring compulsory vaccination for workers.

He adds those workers who had lost their jobs because they were not vaccinated are now able to apply and get back to work.

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