19 Feb 2015

Child labourers in Fiji sent to school

8:24 pm on 19 February 2015

The Fiji Government reports that in the past three years 179 children have successfully been withdrawn from child labour.

The Minister of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jioji Konrote, says most of the children have been placed in educational institutions.

Fiji Live reports Mr Konrote saying the ministry has set up a Child Labour Unit to strengthen capacity within departments and interaction with workers and employers organisations and civil society.