22 Dec 2004

Fiji's military receive pay rise and backdated pay

9:21 am on 22 December 2004

Members of the Fiji Military Forces are the first to receive their part of a nearly nine million U.S. dollar government payout to the country's disciplined services.

The payout is the outcome of a job evaluation review of the military, police and the prisons service.

The review included a pay rise for the military that was carried out today and backdated to January 1 2004.

The Public Service Commission says the government, while considering the anomalies identified in the disciplined forces, thought it best to implement the report's recommendation.