The new government is likely to increase the numbers of workers coming to New Zealand on seasonal work schemes. But the impact on Pacific economies and communities is now too great to be ignored.
The work environment is a social determinant of health. However, work has been underused as a lever to address health inequalities.
Natural hazards like wildfires are adding yet more challenges to the difficulties many migrant workers face.
These women most often experienced workplace sexual harassment when they were in temporary, casual or contract positions.
What makes a city workable to many people is access to informal labour markets, cheap travel options, flexible housing and rental arrangements.
The social care sector has been struggling for years, and relying on migrant workers to support it.
Last year, the workplace cop fined employers just $4 million for underpaying workers. The Tax Office collected $3 billion in penalties from people who didn’t pay their tax.
Wanning Sun spent nearly a decade talking to migrant workers at the Apple factory in China’s Shenzhen about their intimate lives – and how their relationships are affected by inequality.
Since 2011, I’ve worked in more than 20 precarious workplaces in hospitality, manufacturing and logistics – and I have only seen a union once.
Today’s immigrants — who mostly come from the Global South — face a system of ever more complex chutes and ladders when it comes to their status in Canada.
Immigrant care workers are having to work into retirement age to make ends meet. The Canadian government must do more to support them.
Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations fail to address the power imbalances at the heart of the temporary foreign worker program.
Australia is rapidly expanding visa programs for Pacific Islanders to fill labour shortages. More needs to be done to overcome cultural tensions in local communities.
Countries that lean towards democracy are less likely to welcome Chinese labourers.
During the 2022 FIFA World Cup, many highlighted the controversial and politicized climate of the tournament, but sport and politics are rarely, if ever, separable.
Australian and New Zealand demand for seasonal workers is having a major impact on Pacific nations’ economies. It will be a hard cycle to break.
Migrant workers’ rights are indeed an ongoing issue in Qatar – but the country has passed reforms to improve workers’ rights, and it isn’t the only issue to define Qatar.
Staging the spectacle in Qatar has raised rights issues and concerns about the heat. But away from the controversy, there will be the usual mix of sporting moments, supporters’ joy and heartache.
Since borders reopened, backpacker numbers have have failed to recover as hoped.
In the Copperbelt the category of ‘expatriate’ recreated a dual wage structure that still persists.