PRESS RELEASE: ILO Director for the Pacific visits Rarotonga.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) assists its member states in promoting rights at work, encouraging decent employment opportunities, enhancing social protection and strengthening tripartite dialogue in handling work-related issues. By becoming a member of ILO in 2015, the Cook Islands have since received technical and advisory services, seminars, workshops, training and fellowships. Most recent was…

Occupational Safety and Health National Reform Project

Occupational Safety and Health National Reform Project Expressions of Interest are invited for Technical Assistance services for part of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Reform Project, under the designated leading agency, the Ministry of Internal Affairs-Labour and Consumer division. The contract for services on offer is to support the Ministry’s mandate in raising awareness…

RATES SET TO INCREASE FROM 1 JULY

The Destitute and Infirmed Payment is set to increase from $165 a month to $200 a month from 1 July 2016 and the Old Age Pension rate for those aged 70 and over will increase from $650 a month to $660 a month. The Destitute and Infirmed Payment is a means tested payment targeting working age…