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