My Coast Now | 23 October 2018
The Minister of Labour, Harry Bains has introduced legislation aimed protecting the workers from unscrupulous employers or recruiters.
“Some have worked or been housed in unfit, unsafe conditions, others been bullied and intimidated by employers that threaten to deport them if they don’t comply with their demands. Many never get paid, or are paid far less than they are entitled to.”
The legislation, if it’s passed, will require foreign worker recruiters to be licensed, and employers who recruit and hire temporary foreign workers to be registered.
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