Saturday, May 28, 2005

RP nurses exploited in New Zealand

Daily Tribune
Friday, 05 20, 2005

Filipino nurses are reportedly being manipu-lated by abusive employers and immigration agencies in New Zealand, reports said yesterday.

The New Zealand Nurses' Organization has expressed concern that foreign workers, particularly Filipinos, are falling victims to exploitive practices of a number of employment firms in Wellington. The group cited incidents where two agencies have charged exorbitant placement fees for Filipino nurses in search of jobs in New Zealand.

It was also learned that Filipinos working at nursing homes are being paid significantly less than their foreign colleagues. The nurses' organization believes there are a number of unreported exploitation cases against foreign workers.

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