Simfresh

How COVID-19 has seen this group of ni-Vanuatu workers move from tourism to citrus farming

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Regional Workforce Management

These Solomon Islanders are being supported by their employer and community in Australia

In March 2020 Stephen Tani joined the Pacific Labour Scheme with 9 other men from Solomon Islands, and was recruited by RWM to work in an abattoir in Ararat, Victoria. Not long after the group had settled in, the coronavirus arrived and changed everything.

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Bolton Clarke

‘My workplace looks after me’: How these Samoan aged care workers are coping during COVID-19

Visor Auvele and Rachel Sale, who are personal care workers at Bolton Clarke’s Cunningham Villas in Bowen, Queensland, said coronavirus has not disrupted their lives too much because they have a safe and supportive workplace and community.

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Ulandra

How this group of Tongan workers has found a home away from home on a Queensland banana plantation

Kesaia Helu, Valeti Kolo and Viliami Kolo are still enjoying their time and earning an income picking and packing fruit in Australia thanks to a supportive employer and their workmates.

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Regional Workforce Management

These Fijian meat workers are staying safe and supporting their families back home

When this group of 12 Fijian meatworkers arrived in Australia in January, they quickly settled into their new jobs and made connections in their local community. Neighbours gave them furniture and a TV, and they started playing footy at the local rugby club. Then in March, coronavirus hit.

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Bolton Clarke

These former tourism workers are helping fill labour gaps in the aged care sector during the COVID-19 outbreak

When these three i-Kiribati tourism industry workers were stood down a couple of months ago, the Pacific Labour Facility supported their relocation, provided accommodation and food vouchers, and helped them find new roles in the aged care sector.

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