Productivity and Wages
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The productivity and Wages Service consists of 4 Units and Accordingly provides services on each unit as shown below:
- Employment Relations Advisory Board
- Wages unit
- Productivity Unit
- Asian Productivity Organization (APO)
The employment relations advisory board is a tripartite constituted body of representatives of the employers, workers and government and includes other persons. The function's of the board are:1. The consider and advise the minister on employment related matters including issues of policy matters.2. To inquire into and report to the Minister on employment related matters refers to it by the Minister3. In liaison with the Ministry, to facilitate the making of regulations, codes of practice and guides4. Relating to the matters covered by the promulgation for the Minister's consideration.5. To advise the minister on consultation and cooperation between labour and management and how this process maybe promoted and strengthened.6. To advise the Minister on International labour organization instruments and to perform other functions under the promulgation or any other written law.
Provides secretariat (sole chairperson and secretary) of all 10 sectorial wages council that set the minimum wages and other terms and conditions of employment in Fiji's employment sectors. The 10 wages regulation orders (WRO) promulgated by the wages council are implemented by the labour compliance unit to ensure workers are actually provided with the stipulated WRO terms and conditions. The wages council unit is part of the executive support service (ESS).
The productivity unit is responsible for the promotion, improvement and monitoring of productivity in all workplaces. It includes the registration, establishment and training of Labour Management Consultation and Cooperation Committee (LMCC) for all employers who employ more than twenty workers. This is a bipartite forum established within workplaces and is consistent with the principles of self-regulation through empowering the parties who create the employment challenges to resolve the challenges with workplace. The dual Aim of LMCC is to promote good faith employment relations and improve productivity. The unit also provide secretariat support to the Employment Relations Advisory Board (ERAB).
Fiji is a member state of the APO; this unit performs the role of secretariat and also facilitates the fulfillment of Fiji's obligation in terms of all international training programmes.
Director Legal, Policy & Productivity
Level 4, Civic House, Suva, Fiji