Koroilavesau de­cries se­cu­rity firms

Minister for Em­ploy­ment, Pro­duc­tiv­ity and In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Semi Koroilavesau ex­presses de­sire to re­solve is­sues if more em­ploy­ers were present in public con­sul­ta­tions

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Minister for Em­ploy­ment, Pro­duc­tiv­ity and In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Semi Koroilavesau yes­ter­day said com­plaints raised with his min­istry about se­cu­rity firms would have been re­solved had pro­pri­etors been present. “It would have been ap­pro­pri­ate if em­ploy­ers were present at the public con­sul­ta­tion so that when their em­ploy­ees raise their con­cern to us, the em­ployer can jus­tify his or her stand,” he said. “It would be nice if we had two way con­ver­sa­tions so that mat­ters can be re­solved im­me­di­ately.

“Un­for­tu­nately, there are not many present,” he said of em­ploy­ers. Mr Koroilavesau who held the public con­sul­ta­tion at the Labasa Civic Cen­tre said there had been lot of com­plaints about se­cu­rity com­pa­nies from Labasa con­cern­ing how em­ploy­ers treated their em­ploy­ees and not giv­ing over­time pay.

“I re­ceive all the com­plaints that come to my min­istry,” Mr Koroilavesau said. “From Labasa there has been lot of com­plains about se­cu­rity firms. We have man­aged to re­solve some is­sues.” Mr Koroilavesau and his team would con­tinue with the public con­sul­ta­tions at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions in the North­ern Divi­sion this week.

Photo: Shratika Naidu

Peo­ple gath­ered for the public con­sul­ta­tion at Labasa Civic Cen­tre yes­ter­day.

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