Unfortunately, few agricultural workers are in a position to advocate for their rights. Seasonal and rural workers lack access to collective bargaining, and undocumented migrant workers avoid unions for fear that employers will retaliate by calling the immigration authorities. Moreover, basic benefits such as social security, health care, and workers’ compensation are typically nonexistent. By Hilal Elver and Melissa Shapiro
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Monday 7 May 2018
There are signs of improvement in the protection of Pacific seasonal workers from exploitation and neglect in Australia, said the President of the Pacific Australia Seasonal Workers Association (PASWA) in Sydney, Falepaini Maile. Six Tongans were among 14 Pacific Islander seasonal workers who have died from ill health since the working programme started in 2012. By Finau Fonua
Thursday 4 January 2018
Demand for vehicles in Tonga is continuing to increase, while traffic jams and queues grow longer every month in the capital Nuku'alofa.
Friday 12 August 2016
The bodies of four Tongan seasonal workers who were killed in a horrific car crash near Tauranga in New Zealand earlier this month arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport this morning, Friday August 12.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Tongan seasonal workers under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employers program are affected by the NZ immigration minister's recent decision to hold Tongan visa applications that require police clearances. A first group of 35 workers who were due to leave for New Zealand on Monday remain on stand-by in Nuku'alofa. Another 120 workers who are scheduled to leave over the next two weeks in the height of the harvest season will also be affected by the new rule.
Wednesday 11 June 2008
'Oku hange kiate au 'oku kamata pe ta'emahino' te'eki ke fakafolau e tu'unga matu'a ko'eni ki NZ. 'Oku hange 'a e fakamatala ko'eni' 'oku 'ikai ha fekau'aki e pule'anga Tonga mo e alea ko'eni' 'oku fai ai e hoha'a'. Kapau ko e fokotu'utu'u 'eni 'a e pule'anga' ko e toonounou eni 'a e kau 'ofisa na'a nau fokotu'utu'u e aleapau'. Kapau ko e alea 'i tu'a fakataautaha pea ko e tangata koia ko Sefita Haouli 'oku ha mai he fakamatala 'oku totonu ke 'omai mei ai e fakaikiiki 'o e palopalema ko'eni. 'I he fakamatala kuo tuku mai mei he kau mamahi ne folau' 'oku hange ia na'e fai ha tohi aleapau ki he founga ngaue' mo e totongi faka'aho' 'o tatau ai pe 'ae 'osi vave pe tuai e ngaue'. - Siosiua Moimoiangaha