Protection of migrant workers good job
Protection of migrant workers good
The new regulations announced today to
protect migrant workers from exploitation are a positive
step, the Employers and Manufacturers Association
"The changes will help protect both workers and
employers," said David Lowe, EMA's Employment Services
"Unethical employers are being given their
notice, which is as it should be for both good employers and
those being exploited.
"The new regulations send a strong
message that the exploitation of people won't be tolerated
in New Zealand.
"Employers who exploit migrants are
putting at risk the operations of legitimate
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>