SI SEASONAL WORKERS LEAVE FOR NEW ZEALAND
Quoting from a Solomon Islands Government Press Release – 15 February 2018
“Seventy seasonal workers under the New Zealand Recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme left the country today (Thursday 15) bound for New Zealand.
“The Season for work in New Zealand usually begins in October and lasts until August the following year.
“As is a key requirement under the RSE scheme, the 70 workers who are mostly returning ones underwent a Pre departure briefing from officials in the Labour Mobility Unit (LMU) within the Department of External Trade of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade on Wednesday.
“Pre-departure briefings are an essential compulsory component of the RSE as this is where the workers will be advised and warned on how they are to work, what to expect and behave while they are in New Zealand.
“The 70 workers will be working in Hawkes Bay and Hastings area harvesting and packing apples for export.
“More than 300 workers are already working in various farms around New Zealand now. The numbers will increase as more workers leave in the coming weeks.”
Source : Solomon Islands Government Press Release.