31 Jan 2008

Samos set to end more workers to NZ despite breaches

4:43 pm on 31 January 2008

More seasonal workers are to sent from Samoa to New Zealand despite the recent return to three Samoans for breaching conditions of the scheme.

54 will be leaving on February the 15th , with more than 100 to leave in March.

The chief executive officer of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Auseuga'efa Va'asatia, says the government has maintained its zero tolerance stances on any one found to have breached the working conditions while in New Zealand.

But he says a New Zealand employer, the Mr Apple Company, has requested for the return of one of the three workers deported last week.

Auseuga'efa declined to give further details.

He says the three were among eight workers who were found drunk and to have brought alcohol into the living compound.