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FCEF is recognized by the Government and by the Trade Union movement, and also the International Labour Organization (ILO), as being the most representative organization of employers in Fiji.

It follows that Government consults regularly with FCEF and that representations made to the Government on a wide range of subjects are heard.

FCEF is asked to provide, on a regular annual or biannual basis, representatives from its members to fill vacancies on Boards of forty-eight Government majority and/or minority-owned entities, Boards, Councils and other statutory bodies, including the Fiji National Provident Fund Board, TPAF now NTPC Council and its Industry Advisory Councils, the Fiji Trade Union Advisory Committee, the ten Industry Wages Councils, the periodic Economic Summits, as well as numerous other ad hoc committees at the national level.

About FCEF

1.0       What is the Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation?

  1. FCEF is the recognized representative of Employers in Fiji and is the PREMIER voice of business sector in Fiji
  2. FCEF is recognized by government, trade union movement, and the International Labour Organization (ILO), as being the most representative organization of employers in Fiji
  3. FCEF is Fiji’s National Private Sector Organisation (NPSO) and is a member of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), Confederation of Asia Pacific Employers (CAPE) and Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation.  FCEF is recognized nationally, regionally and internationally.
  4. FCEF represents the interests of employers and advocates at national tripartite committees, forums and national-level reviews.
  5. FCEF plays a strong advocacy, research and policy advisory role for Employers and Businesses of Fiji – these can be related to legal, labour and occupational health and safety standards compliance.

 

2.0       Benefits and Services which you can enjoy as a Member

FCEF provides services to employers in these areas:

  1. Provide private sector position on new legislations or amendments to stakeholders
  2. Opportunity to attend initiatives and implementation consultations by key stakeholders
  3. Collection, collation, and analysis of employer-related statistics
  4. Consideration of measures designed to continue to promote Fiji as an attractive investment location.
  5. Be the Voice to Government regarding Yearly Budget consultations and lobby through government on certain policy changes or development
  6. Opportunity to network with businesses from similar/other industries
  7. Discount on compliance training or workshop relating to OHS, IR & HR, FRCS, FNPF and other government or agency compliances.
  8. Opportunity to participate or be a member of any of FCEF’s nine standing Councils who meet monthly
  9. Act as a vehicle to address member concerns to critical stakeholders or agencies
  10. FCEF provides opportunities for face to face consultation/ information session /training which gives the opportunity to voice business concerns directly to the concerned stakeholders e.g., FRCS, FRA, FNPF, LTA, Companies office amongst others.
  11. FCEF can tailor make training programs for members.

Some of your benefits include:

  1. The Industrial relation Unit provides a Help Line to members on IR & HR matters from 9am to 9pm
  2. FOC international Trainings e.g The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS)
  3. Representation at employment courts (mediation & tribunal) by IR Consultant on membership rate
  4. Opportunity to participate in the process of policy formulation
  5. Provision of on-the-spot advice service on the many problems arising out of the engagement, terms, and conditions of employment, and the dismissal of workers
  6. It provides ample opportunities to enrich your existing knowledge base and gain hands on experience in the field of labour laws, industrial relations and human resource management through its periodic trainings, workshops, seminars, conference, interactive meetings, panel discussions etc.
  7. Discounts on conferences, workshops and seminars
  8. Access to weather and climate information
  9. Supporting letter for expatriate’s work permit application which expedites application process

 

3.0       Our 9 Councils

  1. Mining & Quarrying Council
  2. Human Resources Council
  3. Professional & Financial Services Council
  4. Tourism & Transport Council
  5. Retailers & Small Business Council
  6. Manufacturing Trade and Export Council
  7. Fiji Business Disaster & Resilience Council
  8. Women Entrepreneurs Business Council
  9. Young Entrepreneurs Council

Council meetings are organized monthly.  By attending these council meetings, you strengthen your networking base with Government Officials, Corporate Leaders, HR professionals, Lawyers (Labour and Employment Laws) across the country and have the opportunity in accessing comprehensive knowledge on Responsible Employment Practices, Sustainable Business Practices, Employment, Social Security, Occupational Safety and Health at workplace and generally talk the business language. There are lots of collaboration opportunities with large corporations and MSME’s.

 

4.0 Registration Forms

 

Among its other activities, FCEF undertakes:

  • Collection, collation, and analysis of employer-related statistics
  • Organization of regular workshops and seminars on a wide range of subjects of interest and concern to the Membership.
  • Participation in an annual salary survey to assist Members to be in a managed competitive situation with respect to their salaried employees;
  • Study of industrial relations and the promotion of industrial peace;
  • Consideration of measures designed to continue to promote Fiji as an attractive investment location.
  • Provision of on-the-spot advice service to Members on the many problems arising out of the engagement, terms, and conditions of employment, and the dismissal of workers;

CIRCULAR TO MEMBERS

Please find attached the National Training & Productivity Centre’s upcoming Class 5 Marine course details for your ease of reference.

For any further information or clarification, please liaise with NTPC’s designate officers as per the attachment.

Many Thanks,

SECRETARIAT