Kiribati wants more seasonal workers to Aust, NZ
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 11 April 2019
“The Kiribati parliament is to ask New Zealand and Australia to take more i-Kiribati workers in their seasonal worker schemes.
“The government voted unanimously to back an opposition motion calling for fair treatment under the schemes.
“The mover of the motion, MP Pinto Katia, says New Zealand and Australia have recruited more workers from Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu, than they have from Kiribati.
“The Kiribati Minister of Labour, Iotebwa Redfern, welcomed the motion and said he would discuss the concerns with NZ and Australia.
“Mr Katia acknowledged the contribution the schemes make to the Kiribati economy but he said the opportunity must be fairly distributed among the participating Pacific nations.”
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