19 Apr 2007

Samoa leader angry at worker breaking conditions of seasonal employment scheme

2:11 pm on 19 April 2007

Samoa's prime minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has issued a zero tolerance warning to workers who fail to comply with the new New Zealand seasonal employment scheme.

The warning comes after a worker on a current scheme who left last month in a group of ten workers for Mr Apple Company in New Zealand, has been forced to return home for breaking the work conditions.

Instead of staying in the apartment provided by the company the worker had gone to stay with a relative in Auckland.

The prime minister says the government won't tolerate such actions.

Tuila'epa says the dishonesty of other people in failing to meet all working conditions will cost them dearly.