14 Oct 2009

Fijian soccer player's work claim dismissed

9:51 pm on 14 October 2009

The Employment Relations Authority has dismissed a Fiji soccer player's claim against a Wairarapa club.

Petero Dauniseka claimed Wairarapa United breached his employment agreement by not paying him and he was unjustifiably dismissed when he transferred to another club.

His club contract said he would be paid $480 a week. But instead of working for the club, it found him work with other employers, including a vineyard.

The Employment Relations Authority has dismissed Mr Dauniseka's claim, saying there was no employment relationship between himself and Wairarapa United.

It says Mr Dauniseka must have known that, because he returned to the club for several seasons on the same conditions and worked for employers other than Wairarapa United.