Posts Tagged ‘Just Wage’

Pasifika men among those living in slave-like conditions on fishing boats

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
fishing boats

About 700 workers from impoverished parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands are working in Hawaiian fishing boats without proper works permits or basic rights and protection. A federal loophole allows American boats to employ workers in the dangerous industry for years at a time – provided they never step foot on shore. An Read more

Fr Kevin Barr quits Fiji’s Wages Council

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Fiji’s Wages Council chairman Father Kevin Barr has told the Fiji Times he has resigned from his position on the Wages Council. However the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment has not received any formal notice of Barr’s resignation. On Sunday night, Minister Jone Usamate said neither he nor his permanent secretary Taito Waqa Read more