Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Youth and Sports, Parveen Kumar Bala attended the closure of the 3 days Pre-Departure Orientation Training for 162 Fijian workers to be deployed under the Australia Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS).
The #FijianGovernment acknowledged the continued support from the Australian Government through our Vuvale Partnership Agreement which has strengthened our people-to-people links, as reflected in our labour mobility programs.
After the closure of our Borders, the Government has deployed a total of 231 workers under the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) to Australia.Since the re-commencement of the labour mobility programs in September 2020, 354 more Fijian workers have departed to date.
This third batch of 162 PLS workers will take Fiji’s number to over 700 Fijian workers in Australia.
These PLS workers will depart our shores next Tuesday, March 16, 2021.