15 May 2018

Fiji minister promises investigation into resort redundancies

10:32 am on 15 May 2018

Fiji's minister of employment, Jone Usamate, says his ministry will investigate redundancy issues at a prominent resort.

The Fiji health minister, Jone Usamate.

Jone Usamate, Fiji's health minister. Photo: International Labour Organisation cc-by-2.0

18 workers at an unnamed, but prominent, resort had been made redundant, Mr Usamate said.

In a statement, he said his ministry would investigate whether the workers had been treated in accordance with the Employment Relations Act.

He said the ministry received notice of redundancy on 1 May, but by law, employers must give 30 days' notice of any planned redundancies to the ministry's permanent secretary.