HARD WORK PAYS-OFF FOR FIJIAN FEMALE SEASONAL WORKERS AS THEY RETURN FOR THE FOURTH TIME

Four (4) Fijian female workers will be re-deployed for seasonal work under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme for the fourth time this year. These dedicated and hardworking female workers are expected to start work in New Zealand from Monday 4th November 2019 and ending in May 2020 at the conclusion of the peak harvest season.

The group has been re-contracted for another seven (7) months employment duration with their former employer, Gourmet Paprika Limited. Their duties involve in assisting the Grower with capsicum planting, picking, packing and pruning duties.

A group member, Titoko Rakai after completing the Pre-Departure Orientation training last Friday thanked the Fijian Government through the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations for the overseas employment opportunities that they were able to find employment and receive good pay-packs for their family.

“We have not come across such a wonderful opportunity but we would like to put on record our sincere gratitude for being considered under the scheme,” said Ms. Rakai. “This is our fourth time of redeployment under the scheme and with the monies saved from our last employment, we were able to accomplish a lot of things that contributed to improving living standards including our children’s education.”

The Permanent Secretary for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Mr. Osea Cawaru while officiating at the closure of the Pre-Departure Orientation Training last Friday re-iterated Government’s commitment under scheme and re-emphasized the importance of discipline, dedication, and maintaining good working relationships amongst them and with the seasonal work employers. This will allow for their re-engagement and also help increase Fiji’s seasonal work quota.

The group is expected to leave our shores this week on 3rd November, 2019.