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Second group for Australian seasonal worker program leaves

Work hard, earn and save your money and do not let anything distract you was the message given to the second 10-member group of Fijians working under the 2016 Australian Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). A government statement about a farewell event for the group said the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations  Honourable Semi Koroilavesau told […]

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January 20, 2016 2:06 pm

Work hard, earn and save your money and do not let anything distract you was the message given to the second 10-member group of Fijians working under the 2016 Australian Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP).

Seasonal workers. Photo:Fijian Government
Seasonal workers departing to Australia. Photo:Fijian Government

A government statement about a farewell event for the group said the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations  Honourable Semi Koroilavesau told the group to “Enjoy your work, ask your supervisor if instructions are not clear, keep a low profile, work hard and save!

Koroilavesau reminded the workers that their families in Fiji would be depending on the benefits of their work abroad and he  cautioned them to perform to the best of their ability.

Congratulating the group for their successful selection, Minister Koroilavesau strongly advised them to utilize every opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills for professional and personal development.

He also encouraged them to perform their duties with high standards and enthusiasm, bearing in mind their plans to assist their loved ones.

The Minster also emphasized that they were not to allow distractors and he asked them to keep a low profile and stay focused on their goals. 

He concluded that securing Fijian nationals for seasonal work overseas is an opportunity for workers to make a difference for themselves and contribute significantly to their family, community and national development.

The group left yesterday for Victoria, Australia where each member will be contracted by Advanced Farming Services (AFS) to work on tomato farms.

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