Publish date/time: 15/02/2012 [07:32]
Another 56 workers of the Ministry of Works, Transport and Public Utilities were sacked yesterday after their involvement in a sick sheet scam.
Permanent Secretary for Works Commander Francis Kean said they have taken the step after analyzing all the evidence and seeking the advice of the Public Service Commission and the Solicitor General’s Office.
The 56 workers went home yesterday after the earlier sacking of 58 workers in December in relation to a similar sick sheet scam.
When questioned by Fijivillage on whether the problem has been fully dealt with, Commander Kean said the matter will not end here.
He said the message to all staff of the Ministry from day one since taking office is to commit to an honest day’s work.
Commander Kean said the actions of these workers are in total contrast to the message that has been delivered to them and is a blatant disregard of the terms and conditions of their employment as Government Wage Earners.
The same medical doctor from Nausori was involved in the case and the Ministry of Health has been advised of the outcome of the investigations.
Story by: Vijay Narayan