Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Seasonal workers to NZ limited

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They've made it rather difficult for Fiji people who live in towns to be part of the Seasonal Workers Scheme in New Zealand.
From Fiji Village:
Only selected people eligible to be employed under NZ’s RSE
Wednesday, 10/12/2014

People aged 18 to 45 years living in rural and peri-urban settlements are the only ones eligible to be employed under New Zealand’s recognized seasonal employer scheme.
This has been confirmed by the Permanent Secretary for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Taito Waqa at the opening of the recognized seasonal employer process workshop today.
Waqa said this is a targeted scheme only for people living in the rural and peri-urban settlements as the 2008 poverty report shows that the poverty rate in the urban areas has decreased while the poverty rate in the rural areas are still increasing.
The scheme will be signed between the two countries tomorrow.

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