22 Dec 2023

ELE receivership leaves hundreds uncertain of working future

From Morning Report, 7:24 am on 22 December 2023

Hundreds of migrant workers are unsure whether they can stay in the country after their employer went into receivership on Thursday.

The ELE labour hire and recruitment firm was unable to pay staff wages, laying off more than a thousand staff and contractors.

Many workers were immediately offered employment by other companies - but some less lucky workers are still in their home countries and are worried they'll get turned around at the border.

First Union general secretary Dennis Maga spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.