Whats in Fiji

What's in Fiji?

Children in Fiji are taken with us here. Fiji visitors are most likely invited to a kava drinking demonstration at your resort or visit a local village. Anything our guests say. The aim was to restore the authority of the supposedly traditional Fijian institutions while at the same time providing the modern state of Fiji with prosperity. We're getting closer to our visit to Navini, YAY, so excited!

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This is what Australia can learnt from Fiji when it comes to cutting the number of working people.

Calling for work to increase the minimal salary or other initiatives to introduce a universally based base salary ignores Australia's system of support for low-paid labour in other, more important ways. They are referred to as "social wages" and include such things as retirement, training, health and shelter. The Australians could be learning from Fiji, even if the country's economy is very different.

During the review of the Fiji pay system, I found that a mix of minimal salaries and welfare salaries has significantly decreased the number of people living in extreme poverty. 2. Fiji's overall state revenue is around 20-30% of GNP, and 28-30% of state expenditure is accounted for by pay. Fiji's efforts to lower the number of working people in Fiji could have led the regime to curtail payments in favor of a higher minimal income.

This could also keep the service sector at its present rate and raise the minimal pay only slightly. My recommendation was to keep welfare salaries at the present rate and to raise the minimal salary by only 15% (which the trade unionists criticised). The Australians are supporting general healthcare, so why not a general primary source of livelihood?

A 4.5-member Fiji municipal budget on a weekly basis needs about 250 Fiji bucks (A$150) to meet its essential needs. However, the nation's minimal wages are just F$2. 32 per hours or F$111. 36 for a 48-hour workweek. When I reached Fiji in 2017, talks on increasing the reserve wages had come to a halt.

Both of these elements put downward pressures on non-inflationary labour costs and lead to extreme labour shortages. Fiji has a general nationwide minimal salary and ten individual salaries applicable to different sectors. Collectively, they form a "wage floor" (the lowest that can be earned), while effective salaries can be higher, subject to other variables such as supplies and demands.

Explainer: What exactly is a livelihood guarantee? The state provides salaries as a special package of welfare payments. I have only been studying a few types of service in Fiji: welfare work, community service, health care, accommodation and community facilities, and welfare (e.g. grocery vouchers). Other programmes exist for endangered Fiji homes (such as old people' s pensions and invalidity and mortality benefits), but I wanted to concentrate on programmes that are mainly used by low-paid people.

To find out how much they would be willing to spend on these Fijian governments' programmes, in other words, how precious the service really is to each Fijian, I asked the people. On the basis of these figures, I advised the NSAF to keep welfare salaries at their present level and to increase the minimal salary by only 15%.

Had it not been for the fact that welfare salaries have been so efficient in helping the working poors, I would have advised them to lower welfare salaries and increase wage levels by more than 15%. With this mix of minimal salaries and welfare salaries, I have computed that Fiji could bring labour poverty down from 32% to less than 10%.

In the case of welfare salaries, companies are sharing their responsibilities with other tax payers. You must grant low payers an appropriate level of salaries and appropriate tax to finance the low payers' salaries. The introduction of a universally based base salary could, of course, help to combat long-term job insecurity. Whether a universally based base salary is advantageous when the cost of welfare and healthcare is eliminated is still controversial among economic experts.

Australia's nationwide reserve salary, at A$18. 29 per hours or A$694. Simultaneously, the consecutive governmental changes in Australia have seriously reduced Australia's welfare salaries. The use of minimal salaries and welfare salaries can help us to deliver good results on the job markets for the working world' s working people without jeopardising the long-term viability of the business community.

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