Auck­land food fac­tory raided by po­lice

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

The Min­istry of Busi­ness, In­no­va­tion and Em­ploy­ment has launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into worker ex­ploita­tion at a Korean food prepa­ra­tion fac­tory on Auck­land’s North Shore.

A cross-agency com­pli­ance oper­a­tion saw the Labour In­spec­torate, Im­mi­gra­tion New Zealand and po­lice visit the fac­tory premises on 6 Novem­ber.

Labour In­spec­torate north­ern re­gional man­ager David Milne says in­for­ma­tion re­ceived from po­lice and the Min­istry’s con­tact cen­tre in­cluded work­ers be­ing paid be­low the min­i­mum wage and work­ing up to 16 hours a day with lit­tle or no breaks.

“It has been found that the em­ployer is un­law­fully in New Zealand and he has since been de­tained by Im­mi­gra­tion New Zealand,” says Milne.

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