Meat processing

Samoan seasonal workers depart for work in Australia

200 of them are men hired under Australia’s Pacific Labour Mobility Scheme for 3 years as meat processors.

Savali newspaper reports the rest are women employed for nine months as berry pickers sanctioned by the Seasonal Workers Programme.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Samoa Emily Luck was on hand at the Airport to send off the Samoan contingent off and witnessed the process to ensure that they meet the Health and COVID19 Border Security Requirements prior to departure.


Photo Savali newspaper


Australia recruits 189 more Samoan seasonal workers

The group will depart on 25 May.

Over 300 seasonal workers departed this month for employment in Australia through the Australian Labour Mobility programmes in the Seasonal Work Program (SWP) for 9 months and the Pacific Labour Scheme for three years.

Assistant Chief Executive Officer at Samoa’s Labour Export and Employment Division, Lemalu Nele Leilua in an email to Savali newspaper said there are plans for more recruitments of workers from Samoa in the future.