May 25, 2008

Cost Of Business High: Halabe

Cost Of Business High: Halabe - 25/05/2008
A leading Garment Factory owner and Managing Director of Mark One Apparel Mark Halabe said with the implementation of the Employment Relations Bill and its Maternity clause, the cost of business in Fiji has gone up.

Halabe said his personal view is that the maternity clause is unfair to the employer both financially and morally.

He told Fijivillage that to pay an employee full maternity pay for three babies and fifty percent for subsequent pregnancy will affect a company a lot.

Halabe said this will also affect our economy.

Meanwhile, under the ER Promulgation, a woman is to be paid her full pay during maternity leave for her first three pregnancies, while she would be entitled to half pay after the third child.

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