Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama has announced the implementation of the Job Evaluation and salary increments for the staff of the National Fire Authority during a special announcement at the Korovou Fire Station today.
The 436 staff of the National Fire Authority will be awarded an increase in their base salaries. This primarily involves an overall average increase of 21% and brings the salaries of the firefighters in alignment to their redefined roles and responsibilities.
Bainimarama says he firmly believes that National Fire Authority’s greatest asset is its people and it is important that they value their workers as best as possible and commensurate with their respective job roles.
He says while corporate organizations around the country take a break during the Christmas and New Year festivities, the firefighters and fire officers will continue to be on duty and remain vigilant round the clock to ensure fire safety and the quick or early mitigation of any fire or emergency incident.
This pay increase is backdated to 1st August 2017 and the payment that will be processed today amounts to around $564,000. Bainimarama says it is good to note the endorsement of a new Performance Management System for adoption by the National Fire Authority that will ensure that staff performances are measured and monitored and that staff are rewarded according to their performance.
He says this pay increase is timely for all the staff of the National Fire Authority as everyone looks forward to the Christmas and New Year festivities.
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