Posts Tagged ‘migrant exploitation’

RSE workers for to return home their complaints unresloved

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

The sense of defeat was palpable amongst a set of RSE workers who were forced to board a repatriation flight before any of their claims of mistreatment and unfair dismissal could be resolved. One of the workers, Lyn Soapi, said the group were sad to be leaving without anything to show for their efforts but Read more

International slave labour keeps tomatoes cheap

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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What a bargain! A can of tomatoes for 75c. But how come they can be so cheap? Economist, Barbara Ward once suggested that we still have slaves, but these days we don’t see them because they are on the other side of the world. In a thought-provoking column Newsroom, Nikki Mandow wonders if perhaps the Read more

Woman in Fiji accused of trafficking people to NZ

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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A 31-year-old woman involved in a human trafficking case in New Zealand has been charged in Fiji with 17 counts of the same crime. Her sister, who is in Australia, has been charged in absentia with five counts of obtaining property by deception and one count of money laundering. It’s alleged that the women organised and Read more

Religious worker visas are being used to exploit migrant workers

Monday, July 9th, 2018
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Newsroom reports that last year three priests laid a complaint with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) about the way a North Island organisation is using the Religious Worker Category (RWC) visa. The priests allege some religious organisations are using RWC visas to bring migrants to New Zealand for ulterior motives. The allegations are contained in Read more