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Employers criticise Tonga’s proposed employment laws


Various governments have tried and failed to bring in industrial relations laws since the 1980s, and none currently exist in Tonga.

The government has extended its consultation period for the proposed legislation after uproar from the Tongan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which says the terms are far too generous towards workers.

via Employers criticise Tonga’s proposed employment laws | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia.

Pacific unemployment far too high


New statistics out today reveal, once again, that the National-led Government is still failing to tackle Pacific unemployment says Su’a William Sio, Labour’s spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs.

“While there has been a minuscule reduction in the number of unemployed Pacific people, the rate is still disproportionately high at 15.2 percent.

via Pacific unemployment far too high – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific News | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific News.