There are concerns in Fiji over the size of the prime minister's new ministerial line up.
Laisenia Qarase has named a cabinet of 24 ministers including 9 from the Labour Party as well as 12 ministers of state who are outside the cabinet.
It's been estimated that the ministerial salary bill alone for the 36 will come to nearly 2-million US dollars in addition to their normal parliamentary salaries.
This is expected to more than double when their entitlements to official cars and drivers, office support staff, housing, business class air travel and other perks and allowances are taken into account.
The President of the Fiji Council of Trade Unions, Maika Namudu, says he has concerns over where the money will come to pay for the extra people.
"we need to re-look at that - cause we can not be putting all the money to pay extra people in the cabinet - and at the end of the day - I dont know how much they will achieve - but I think for us - we need to right size our cabinet."
The President of the Fiji Council of Trade Unions, Maika Namudu.