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182 cases of child labour reported since 2011

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity, and Industrial Relations received a total of one hundred eighty-two child labour cases from 2011 to 2016. Acting Permanent Secretary, Osea Cawaru revealed this during the 2016 World Day Against Child Labour where students and teachers marked the day at the Novotel Convention Centre. Mr Cawaru said the reduction of child labour cases […]

Salote Qalubau

June 12, 2016 1:36 pm

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity, and Industrial Relations received a total of one hundred eighty-two child labour cases from 2011 to 2016.

Group photo of the 2016 World Day Against Child Labour participants with Chief Guest Mr Cawaru, Delegation of the EU for the Pacific HE Andrew Jacobs, Tripartite Partners & ILO Representatives. (DEPTFO)
Group photo of the 2016 World Day Against Child Labour participants with Chief Guest Mr Cawaru, Delegation of the EU for the Pacific HE Andrew Jacobs, Tripartite Partners & ILO Representatives. (DEPTFO)

Acting Permanent Secretary, Osea Cawaru revealed this during the 2016 World Day Against Child Labour where students and teachers marked the day at the Novotel Convention Centre.

Mr Cawaru said the reduction of child labour cases from 2011 to date is an indicator that Government’s historic free education initiative and social protection plans with reforms implemented are effective and has greatly benefited all Fijians with students enrolling in technical and vocational training institutes.

CAWARU: “This is indeed alarming and we must all work together to solve this global problem that is affecting our future generations. Child labour is purely work that deprives children of their childhood, potential and dignity which is harmful to their health and physical development.”

He urged all parents and guardians to take advantage of the free education initiatives of Government and ensure that we all work together to eradicate child labour in our society.

The Employment Ministry with key stakeholders, students and teachers marked the day with the theme – “Ending Child Labour in Supply Chains is Everyone’s Business”.

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