Posts Tagged ‘immigrant workers’

Wairarapa farmer disturbed by the sound of people singing hymns

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

A Wairarapa farmer has been complaining about hearing unfamiliar singing coming from behind his house. A group of Fijian workers had caused an unusual disturbance by gathering to pray and sing hymns. Read more Related Posts:Zoom Liturgy of the Word addresses congregation anxiety40,000 people take part in Italy’s March for Life’Basic racism’: Pacific workers struggle Read more

Filipino workers charged up to $145 a week to rent a bed

Friday, May 15th, 2015

A landlord is charging Filipino workers up to $145 a week for a single bed in a seven-bedroom house. The Hornby house, in Christchurch, has 20 beds. Six of them are bunk beds. Two are in a small sleepout. The workers said the house was full at one point last year. A recent visit found Read more

‘Labour priests’ trained to help low-wage immigrant workers

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The concept of “labour priest”, epitomized by Msgr John Egan and Msgr George Higgins in the 20th century, has been given a new twist to meet the realities of the 21st century. The priests — more than two dozen of them, and all working with the approval of their diocesan bishops — are being recruited Read more