Filipino workers offended by Kiwi’s colourful language

A large portion of the migrant workers rebuilding Christchurch are from the Philippines

Many Filipinos are devout Roman Catholics and some found the colourful building site language demeaning and sacrilegious.

“We’ve heard of Filipino workers walking off a work site, sometimes in groups, because the swearing and shouting got too much, so it’s something to consider when you are thinking about who you are pairing new Filipino workers with.”

Lana Hart from the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce skilled migrant business service said some employers had not anticipated the level of support needed for migrant workers from a completely different culture. Read more

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