Closing of Dr's Workshop 22nd June 2018
Usamate Meets Thailand Minister for Labour to Strengthen Ties
World Day Against Child Labour 2018
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Hon. Jone Usamate with regional partners in Geneva Switzeland
(L-R National Training & Productivity Centre (NTPC) Mr. Isimeli Tagicakiverata, Minister for Employment Hon. Jone Usamate and ILO Director for the Pacific Island Countries Mr. Donglin Li
Participants at the 2018 National OHS Conference at the Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbour 27.04.2018
Minister for Employment Hon. Jone usamate receives courtesy call from HE Ambassador Mr Sujiro Seam of the Fiji's Embassy of France
MOU signed between FNPF and Ministry of Employment Productivity and Industrial Relations
Minister for Employment, Hon. Jone Usamate meets with employer Tradestaff to recruit more Fijian Carpenters to Christchurch, New Zealand – 04.09.2017
Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between Fijian Government and Tuvalu Government – 12.07.2017
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Hon. Jone Usamate with WHO consultants and participants for the Occupational Health Services and Hygiene Training at Southern Cross Hotel - 02.05.2017
Minister for Employment addressing Tikina of Deuba on recruitment and selection for Seasonal Work - 13.03.2017
Opening of OHS DAY 2017 - 28.04.2017
ACP Workshop 2017-2018 - 21.07.2017
The Permanent Secretary for Employment, Mrs Salaseini Daunabuna opened the MOA Signing between Fijian Government and Tuvalu Government at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Conference Room - 12.07.2017
Minister for Employment, Hon. Jone Usamate meets with FHEC and Malaysian delegates 06.09.2017
Launch of the First Occupational Health and Safety and Occupational Health Services Profile of Fiji 2017 – 28.04.2017
The Permanent Secretary for Employment Mrs Salaseini Daunabuna opened the MOA Signing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Conference Room

Labour Standard Services

  • Labour Compliance
  • Child Labour
  • Complaint Resolution
Responsible for employer/workplace audit, inspection, resolution of labour complaints/employment grievances, control (attestation) of foreign contracts of service, prosecution of offences under the ERP and also appearing as advocates for workers on their individual grievances at the employment Relations Tribunal. The strategic focus for the LCU in 2014 is towards self-regulation where the duties of employers and workers become statutory. LCU will provide awareness, training and monitor the statutory duties of employers and workers ensuring that those create the employment grievances and disputes at the workplaces have the responsibilities to resolve them. The unit also monitors the authorization of employment agencies and business in Fiji for local or overseas employment.
The unit, to be embarked as a centre for Excellence is responsible for monitoring, training and development for the labour inspectorate and stakeholders on all aspects of child labour issues under the ERP 2007 and Health and Safety at work Act 1996, for promotion and advocacy on issues of child labour inFiji and also for the maintenance of child labour information system in Fiji with aim of maintaining proper and effective management of the child labour cases, provides awareness to the stakeholder's and members of the public on the aspects of the child labour laws and ensures that issues related to child protection are properly addressed.
The Complaints Resolution Team is responsible for the settlement of labour referral cases that are referred from the Prime Minister’s Office, Attorney General's Office, and Minister's Office and also from the Permanent Secretary Office. Other Labour referrals that are being addressed by the unit as well as well come from the Ministry's Call Centre and FICAC. The unit deals with all these cases and prepares report on a fortnightly bases to the Permanent Secretary.

Forms

Child Labour UnitAction
Child Labour Fact Sheet (CLU 1) Download
Child Labour Unit Monitoring Form 1 (CLU 2) Download