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Employment Relations Tribunal

The general function of the Employment Relations Tribunal is to assist employers and their representatives and workers and their representative trade unions to achieve and maintain effective employment relations, in particular, by adjudicating and determining any grievance or dispute between parties to employment contracts.

The Tribunal has jurisdiction that includes—

  1. to adjudicate on employment grievances;
  2. to adjudicate on employment disputes;
  3. to adjudicate on whether a contract for service is a contract of service;
  4. to adjudicate on all actions under this Promulgation for the recovery of wages or other money;
  5. to adjudicate on all actions involving entitlements and related matters provided for by this Promulgation;
  6. to make a compliance order under section 212;
  7. to adjudicate on actions for breach of an employment contract;
  8. to adjudicate on a question connected with the construction of an employment contract, which arises in the course of proceedings properly brought before the Tribunal;
  9. to adjudicate on a question connected with the construction of a provision of this Promulgation or any other written law, which arises in the course of proceedings properly brought before the Tribunal, notwithstanding that the question concerns the meaning of this Promulgation under which the Tribunal is constituted or under which the Tribunal operates in a particular case;
  10. to adjudicate on matters referred to the Tribunal by the Permanent Secretary;
  11. to adjudicate on matters referred to it by the Mediation Services or any party to the mediation;
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Media Release

Keynote Address by Chief Justice Anthony Gates
at the Opening of the Fiji Law Society's Convention
"Fundamentals of Private Practice" 25th September 2015,
Novotel, Suva

Click here to view/download the speech.