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Staff of Fiji Airways are in jubilant mood now after an increase in their take home amount from the company’s profits was announced yesterday. Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz SayedKhaiyum, has called for celebrations for hard work. The Fiji Airways staff share in the record profit for the 2015 financial year. Ratu Bose Ravoka, 45, from Verata, Ucunivanua in Tailevu, has been a driver/office assistant at the national airline since June 2003. “This system will just make me give my best and it will uplift my work,” he said. Angeline Lal has been a public relations co-ordinator for events and sponsorships. “I am excited about it and it could not have come a better time,” she said before flying out of the country for the Singapore 7’s. Lau native Jone Waqabaca, an aircraft engineer since April 2010, said it was a grand thing to earn a bonus. “Our job is guaranteed here. There was a time there was a loss and now we are part of the wealthy company and there is no need for me to go to FNFP and withdraw for emergency purposes,” Mr Waqabaca said. Asenaca Rabaro from Naduri in Macuata, is a cabin crew with the airline for past 25 years. She was overwhelmed. “I had been working since Air Pacific then changed to Fiji Airways, experienced a lot of changes over the years, even our uniform and the aircraft,” she said. “This is an encouragement to all the employees to work hard for more blessings like this.” Isikeli Lokuyara, 30, a Human Resource co-ordinator since March 2014, said: “It is a motivating factor to an individual as an employee.
“This helps to align employee interest with those of shareholders.
“It increases staff innovation, customer and staff loyalty and motivates employees to be more productive because employee have some sense of ownership of the company.” Edited by Maraia Vula
Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz SayedKhaiyum, called for celebrations for hard work.