New Zealand: Business leaders and govt. officials meet to identify ways to address exploitation of migrant workers

Author: Lincoln Tan, New Zealand Herald, Published on: 11 March 2018

"Government and business leaders join forces on combating modern slavery, human trafficking", 7 March 2018

Business leaders and Government officials met...to identify how they can collaborate to fight modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway and Icebreaker chairman Rob Fyfe hosted the...meeting...which looked at the issue...[in NZ] and across the Asia-Pacific region.

Lees-Galloway said the meeting was just the beginning of the conversation on the issue.

"It's clear that we have a problem with migrant exploitation in New Zealand, the enforcement agencies tell me that wherever they go looking for it, they find it," the minister said...

Lees-Galloway said the way forward was for Government, businesses, unions, churches and non-government organisations to work together.

He said businesses were enthusiastic in tackling the problem and demonstrated that New Zealand wants to be a leader.

Tougher legislation and more resourcing into enforcement agencies were also possible options, he said...

[also refers to 3 Kings Food]

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