The current rice debate and discussion, between rice companies and the government, on a national rice policy, is very important.
Trukai industries, one of the longest operating rice companies in Papua New Guinea, is taking this policy very seriously when it comes to protecting the rights and employment of its employees.
CEO, of Trukai Industries, Greg Worthington-Eyre, made these remarks yesterday during the company’s award presentation to its longest serving employees.
Trukai Industries employs over 1,000 Papua New Guineans. And majority of them are based in Lae, Morobe Province.
There are over 350 employees working across three shifts, engaging in the packaging for the Trukai and Roots rice brands.
Apart from the company’s other benefits, they also recognised employees who have been in the business for more than five years.
Yesterday, during the company’s quarterly get to together, 13 employees were recognised for their service with the firm.
The employees are awarded in a 5-year block, starting off with the first award service of 5 years, going to 10, 15 and longer.
54-year-old, Philip Nasusu, is one of the awardees. He is the second longest serving employee. This year is his 30th year with the firm.
Since he joined the company, Phillip has seen the business grow from a small industry to PNG’s main rice firm.
He acknowledged the company for recognising the time, commitment and dedication he has given to the firm.