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.
‘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.
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.
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.