Posts Tagged ‘migrant workers’

Government warns migrant workers – employment scams exploit the unwary

Monday, September 25th, 2023
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Employment scams are making migrant workers suffer. Their money is snatched and their livelihoods, hopes and dreams more than threatened. The Minister of Immigration Andrew Little says people considering moving to New Zealand must be wary. “Watch out for the scams,” he says. “If you are paying tens of thousands of dollars in order to Read more

Arise board members barred from recruiting migrant workers

Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Fallout at Pentecostal church Arise is continuing with multiple board members barred from recruiting migrant workers. The board was issued with an infringement notice by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Labour Inspectorate in January relating to a request to supply information of specific employee records. Seven trustees have temporarily been stood down Read more

Nurses’ union: Unethical to rely on migrant workers to fix staff shortages

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

A nursing academic says it’s unethical to rely on migrant workers to fix staff shortages. Health New Zealand will run an international recruitment service to ease immigration for health workers. But New Zealand College of Nurses Executive Director, Jenny Carryer, told Heather du Plessis Allan “there’s a 12 million-strong global shortage of nurses, and other Read more

SERF helping from Hari Hari to Haast and beyond

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Evangelization has many faces say, Father Mike Mahoney, the parish priest of South Westland. Franz Josef is part of the parish, and there are over 200 people there who have lost their jobs because there are no longer any foreign tourists. Many of these migrant workers cannot go home because there are no flights. In Read more

Malaysia slams door on foreign workers

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Malaysia will not allow foreign workers to take any new jobs in the country until the end of the year to help unemployed citizens find new work, the government has announced. “We are trying to reduce [the number of] foreign workers in the workforce besides giving priority to locals to secure jobs,” Human Resources Minister Read more

We must not look away but take special care to see and hear

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Thousands of migrant workers caught out in New Zealand by the spread of Covid-19 have found themselves in challenging circumstances. On Sunday, the Catholic bishops of New Zealand want Catholic communities to reflect on the plight of these migrant workers. 21 June, is the annual Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants and the theme Read more

Don’t leave us with no hope, Filipino migrants plead

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Migrant workers have been hit hard in Queenstown, many facing redundancies and high rents in the wake of Covid-19. Association leader Dennis Navasca and his wife moved to Queenstown about six years ago with hopes to start a new chapter of their lives. He said that the future is now uncertain.  Continue reading

Humanitarian crisis in Queenstown

Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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A mounting humanitarian crisis is brewing in Queenstown with thousands of migrant workers trapped there with no money for food or rent. The Salvation Army says with most migrants unable to return to their home countries due to travel and lockdown restrictions, the situation is becoming akin to a “refugee crisis” – with about 6,000 Read more

Singapore’s sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Singapore’s government is often praised, domestically and internationally, for its planning and foresight — and, in the past few months, particularly for its response to the coronavirus pandemic. But recent developments have demonstrated that you can’t have the foresight for things you refuse to see. A sharp increase in COVID-19 cases among the country’s migrant Read more

Spraying disinfectant on migrants sparks outrage

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Spraying disinfectant on migrants working as laborers has caused social media commentators to erupt with anger. Among those to express their anger is the Indian Christian Women’s Movement (ICWM). “Even as the whole country is battling an intense and grueling confrontation with the Corona (COVID-19) crisis, we … want to express our deep shock and Read more