The Fijian Government is now undertaking a comprehensive review of hourly wage rates with the aim of determining wide-reaching pay rises.
The review was first announced in the 2018-2019 National Budget address by the Hon. Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
The Attorney-General stressed that the vast majority of Fijians earning hourly wages have been excluded from discourse among Fijian politicians, but that Government was focused on wage rises across the board, from the NMW throughout all of the ten sectoral wages.
Government will be using international experts to oversee the review, which will include nationwide consultations with both workers and employers, as well as input from the International Labour Organization.
The 10 sectoral wages will each be examined separately to determine their respective rises.
The review will be led by Parveen Bala, the newly-appointed Minister for Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations.
The Ministry for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations will soon announce the relevant details for the nationwide consultation process and encourages employees and employers to work closely with the Ministry ensure that the review is as inclusive, fair and informed as possible.