Posts Tagged ‘worker exploitation’

Modern slavery is not something that happens ‘over there’

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
modern slavery

Joseph Auga Matamata, 28 July, was sentenced in the Napier High Court to eleven years in jail after being found guilty of ten charges in human trafficking and thirteen charges in dealing in slaves. “Modern slavery is not something that happens ‘over there’ that we don’t have to think about,” Grace Forest, co-founder of Walk Read more

Pandemic deepens the plight of seafarers

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Seafarers are the forgotten essential workers. “We enjoy the goods and services they bring us all our waking hours, but we do not know what some suffer for us to do so,”  said Father Jeffrey Drane, writing in the Marist Messenger. “A tough life is precisely the way it is for the 1.6 million seafarers Read more

A story of worker exploitation

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Worker exploitation

Joanne (not her real name) has been living and working in a home on Rarotonga for the last six months. (This feature story is was first published by the Cook Islands News.) She gets up at 6.30am every morning to prepare breakfast for her employer’s children, sets out their clothes, makes their lunches and then Read more