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 Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
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