13 Aug 2019

Vanuatu seasonal workers' settlement a step in right direction

From , 3:01 pm on 13 August 2019

Vanuatu's workers union says it's encouraged by recent actions by a group of ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers in Australia to assert their rights in the face of exploitative conditions.

Dozens of ni-Vanuatu on Australia's Seasonal Worker Program won a settlement after taking legal action against an agriculture contractor for gross underpayment and mistreatment.

Koroi Hawkins spoke to RNZ Pacific's Johnny Blades, who has been following events, about the settlement.

Pacific Islander diong seasonal work under the RSE scheme in Hawke's Bay.

Pacific Islander diong seasonal work under the RSE scheme in Hawke's Bay. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades