Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Civil Servants and Pensioners

Civil servants will soon be getting merit payments. I must congratulate those who will receive the increment and wonder whether the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), will be included.

If COLA is included,  will pensioners who are on government pensions also receive it? And what about those on FNPF pensions?  The  FNPF could put aside some amount of money earned from investments to facilitate this payment. After all, FNPF pensioners face the same price of goods others face. I think it is only fair.

And may I suggest that pensioners who reach seventy years of age get some kind of reasonable increase> Their pensions  are smaller than today's pensions very because they are based on the lower incomes and cost of living when they retired.  Yet, today,they pay the same bills and other expenses as all others.

Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.


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