7 Sep 2017

Fiji unionist says new contracts threaten job security

From , 5:02 am on 7 September 2017

The head of Fiji's public service union says members' job security is threatened by new contracts he says have been foisted upon public servants.

The government says its public service reforms, which were started after the 2006 coup, are aimed at improving transparency and promoting appointments based on merit.

On Friday, it announced an increase in overtime allowances and meal allowances, which went from $9 to $20.

But Rajeshwar Singh told Jamie Tahana the increase is a cynical attempt to compensate for the unpopular reforms, including the new fixed-term contracts.

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