Samoa to send more seasonal workers to Australia

Almost 400 Samoans are scheduled to leave the country to take up seasonal employment in Australia next month.

The Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour informed the LEEP Division, Lemalu Nele Leilua that three more flights have been organised to take workers for  slaughterhouse and agricultural work.

“On the 3rd, 5th, and the 15th of June 2021, more seasonal workers will be on these flights and depart the country for Australia.

“The trip on June 3 has a total of 216 passengers, a total of 142 passengers on 5 June and a total of 164 passengers on the 15th of June”, said Lemalu in a report in Savali newspaper.

“Arrangements are underway for the Samoan seasonal workers to have their COVID-19 in Australia due to the timeline for them to leave the country.”

This week, 182 seasonal workers departed the country for Australia.

The workers will be employed in slaughterhouses.

About 800 Samoans are currently working in Australia under the Seasonal Workers and the Pacific Labour Mobility.


Photo source Savali newspaper