NZ re­turn­ing sea­sonal worker shares suc­cess

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Re­turn­ing sea­sonal worker un­der the New Zealand Recog­nised Sea­sonal Em­ployer Scheme, Mi­tieli Wase has lauded Gov­ern­ment for the op­por­tu­nity to work un­der the Recog­nised Sea­sonal Em­ployer (RSE) Work Scheme in New Zealand. Mr Wase, of Tik­ina Nadi from Na­solo vil­lage, headed a team of 15 work­ers that was de­ployed to New Zealand in Novem­ber last year. “We re­turned to Fiji in May this year, af­ter com­plet­ing six months and three weeks of em­ploy­ment in New Zealand,” Mr Wase said. Each worker man­aged to save NZ$6000. (FJ$8927.88).

Out of the NZ$6000 (FJ$8927.88) sav­ings, we pur­chased so­lar sys­tems for our homes and pay­ment of ad­vances worth NZ$4000 (FJ$5951.92). The bal­ance of NZ$2000 (FJ$2976.02) was for other fam­ily com­mit­ments in­clud­ing chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion, home im­prove­ments and pur­chas­ing of agri­cul­tural farm­ing tools. The re­turn­ing sea­sonal worker com­mended Gov­ern­ment’s re­vised re­cruit­ment and selec­tion cri­te­ria as this will con­trib­ute to the suc­cess­ful roll out of the sea­sonal work scheme and pro­gramme. “The se­lected sea­sonal work­ers will be com­mit­ted un­der the scheme and pro­gramme since the selec­tion and re­cruit­ment is made through the ‘vanua’,” Mr Wase said. Min­is­ter for Em­ploy­ment Semi Koroilavesau high­lighted that due to their pleas­ing per­for­mances, Mr Wase and his team will be reen­gaged un­der the scheme and will be ex­pected to leave again for New Zealand in Septem­ber. Source: DEPTFO News

Photo: DEPTFO News

Re­turn­ing sea­sonal worker un­der the New Zealand Recog­nised Sea­sonal Em­ployer Work Scheme, Mi­tieli Wase of Na­solo Vil­lage with his new so­lar sys­tems.

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