There’s a certain kind of employer that just loves migrant workers – Kiwifruit worker exploitation only the tip of the iceberg, and see 2016 – Uncovered: Exploitation of migrant workers rife in NZ.
They’ll probably be pretty pleased at this gem from the Maori Party – Maori Party sets out scheme to send immigrants to regions
The Community Internship Scheme would see migrants work for two years as builders, doctors, beekeepers, plumbers or in other skilled work, depending on their qualifications or the needs of regions. The regions targeted would be identified as “Economic Hotspots” – areas experiencing an economic, population or income decline.
The internship would be unpaid, but the migrant would receive Government help getting the licensing and training necessary to work in New Zealand. The local community would provide accommodation and meals. It would also contribute to the current visa points system for residency.
Party Proposes Slave Labour for Immigrants!!
That’s how it would be reported if it was a Labour Party policy.
In any case it seems like a daft policy. On top of Flavell’s admission that he doesn’t have a clue the Maori Party is looking a bit like a light blue train wreck at the moment.
— Richard Hills (@richardhills777) July 19, 2017
June: Marama Fox says unpaid internships are "Slave Labour"
July: Māori Party Immigration Policy promotes unpaid internships pic.twitter.com/BfIagxYjHM
— Ryan (@strewnryan) July 19, 2017
— Paul Le Comte (@five15design) July 18, 2017