Auckland food factory raided by police
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.