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Shine A Light: Traps Of The Polynesian Triangle

Fijians ‘hoodwinked’ into work contracts in the Pacific Islands.
17 May 2021 19:52
Shine A Light: Traps Of The Polynesian Triangle
Avarua, capital of the Cook Islands.

Fijians are often hoodwinked when accepting employment contracts in Pacific island countries.

For the purpose of this Shine a Light edition, we focus on Fijians who are employed in Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands.

Many of these Fijian workers are women. They are employed as housemaids, babysitters and housekeepers.

Some are also in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Most of them do not go through an official recruitment agency.

The reality of what Fijians face when they arrive in their new place of employment is quite different…to read the full account from our Shine A Light Investigative Reporter and Editor Ivamere Nataro by subscribing to the Fiji Sun e-edition

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Feedback: ivamere.nataro@fijisun.com.fj

  • Shine A Light is the Fiji Sun Investigative Project

 



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