Employment

NZ to recruit second batch of Fijian carpentars for Christchurch rebuild

The team of officials from the New Zealand Government will arrive this week to recruit the second batch of Fijian carpenters for the Christchurch rebuilding efforts. . The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau said that this development reflected the success of the work carried out by the first batch of carpenters. […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

August 27, 2016 10:24 am

The team of officials from the New Zealand Government will arrive this week to recruit the second batch of Fijian carpenters for the Christchurch rebuilding efforts.
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The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Semi Koroilavesau. (Peni Shute/Newswire)
The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau. (Peni Shute/Newswire)

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau said that this development reflected the success of the work carried out by the first batch of carpenters.

KOROILAVESAU: “I wish to laud the Government of New Zealand through its Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Canterbury Pacific Trust for their coordination and support of the programme.”

He also expressed his appreciation to the first batch of carpenters for their good work ethics and dedication.

KOROILAVESAU: “Thank you for having confidence in our people and for realising their potential and skills which is paramount to the objectives of our employment-creation reform which has contributed significantly to the betterment of each and every worker, their families and Fiji as a whole.”

He said the standard that was set by the first batch has given ‘green light’ to the employers and the New Zealand Government for more recruitment.

KOROILAVESAU: “That is the type of retort that the Fijian Government would like to receive from other Fijian workers recruited for overseas employment through government to government bilateral agreements between Fiji, New Zealand and Australia.”

The New Zealand Team will be in the country for a week to conduct assessments and meeting with relevant agencies for this recruitment.

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