Posts Tagged ‘Seasonal Workers’

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

Ni-Vanuatu vineyard workers say contractor underpaid them

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Pacific Island vineyard workers thought coming to New Zealand would be a blessing, but after a season of low pay and broken promises they don’t think they will be back. They say the pay rates set out in the contracts they signed back in Vanuatu have been ignored, leaving them around $300 a week short Read more

Cardinal Dew calls for action on Human Trafficking

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Last December Cardinal John Dew attended the Santa Marta Conference on Human Trafficking in London. Police chiefs and Church representatives from across the world gathered in London alongside Home Office ministers for a Conference aimed at developing strategies to combat human trafficking. Cardinal John said he felt both privileged to attend and horrified at what he Read more

ACMRO asks Australians to support Pacific Seasonal Worker Program

Friday, July 6th, 2012

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office is encouraging local communities in Australia to welcome seasonal workers from the Pacific region into their parishes. As from 2 July up to 2000 places are available in 2012-13 for seasonal workers. They will be able to spend six months in Australia, working in hospitality, horticulture and other Read more

NZ Seasonal workers scheme is human trafficking

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Last month US Human Trafficking Ambassador Luis CdeBaca came to New Zealand with a delegation to talk with government officials, unions and lobby groups. No statement followed, but sources say the Americans were alarmed at a lack of recognition of trafficking in New Zealand. One of the issues the Americans are investigating is the  seasonal Read more