TWU welcomes visa changes
Release date: 11/07/2013
The Transport Workers Union says its campaign to end the exploitation of foreign workers is paying off.
Alex Sampson, The Weekly Times, 11 July 2013
Changes to the 457 visa program will help secure the rights of overseas workers and help stamp out exploitation of illegal foreign workers on farms.
The new legislation will make employers accountable, with extra power given to the Fair Work Commission to investigate suspected illegal labour rings.
"The new legislation puts the interests of working people and the vast majority of Aussie businesses who play by the rules ahead of those of unscrupulous employers who abuse the system for their own benefit," a TWU spokeswoman said.
"These changes are a welcome step forward that will benefit everyone who plays by the rules."
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