New Zealand Government’s latest provisional Work Visa plans could help in reducing the exploitation of immigrant workers. It will also help in safeguarding work rights of daily working people.
General Secretary of FIRST Union Dennis Maga said that the new Work Visa plans are a welcome change. This is given the recent embarrassing incidents of exploitation of immigrant workers and a second human trafficking case being reported.
Many immigrant workers have sought solace within the FIRST Union said the General Secretary. Our affiliate agency UNEMIG works relentlessly for correction of a few basic rights, he added. It is reassuring that enhanced focused efforts are being made for protecting workplace rights of workers, said Maga. These initiatives will help New Zealand to remain attractive for immigrant workers, added the General Secretary.
Dennis Maga said that accreditation will go a long way. This, especially for labor-hire firms will address a few large areas of exploitation, he explained.
The New Zealand Government has also declared consultation for latest changes for provisional work visas for immigrants. These seek to better align skills with individual needs of diverse regions and industries. They are also aimed at safeguarding rights of workers, as quoted by the Voxy Co NZ.
Iain Lees-Galloway the Immigration Minister said that the proposed alterations include many visas. All provisional work visas assisted by employers will witness reduced pathways for application and accreditation, he added. The Regional Skills Shortage Lists will replace the Essential Skills in Demand Lists. This will help in catering to the regional skill shortages, said the Minister.
Sector agreements will be launched for addressing job demand issues of the longer term. This will help in better matching of jobs with New Zealanders. It will also prevent industries from becoming dependent on the exploitation of immigrant workers to remain competitive. This will require focused efforts from the education, welfare and immigration systems. The consultation process will decide the exact mode of executing the plans.
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