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Demand for Fiji workers in Australia

There seems to be a demand for Fijian meat workers in Australia as labour company Agri Labour Australia met with the Fijian Government hoping to recruit 100 more meat workers to fill a labour shortage in Australia.

Meat workers and other process workers have been going to Australia under the Pacific Labour Scheme.

The workers are given a long term contract, some even up to four years.

Agri Labour Australia’s Pacific Labour Manager John Strain said the general good reputation of Fijians working for the meat works industry in Australia along with their workers ambassador Lote Tuqiri’s engagement with the Australian community had made them look to Fiji.

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong talks with Fijians wishing to apply for work under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility program. Picture: Shalveen Chand

“We are here in Fiji to recruit 100 Fijian workers to work for Agri Labour for the meat processing plant that will be based in Grantham, Brisbane.”

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Employment Ministry Permanent Secretary Osea Cawaru showed his utmost appreciation towards the employer for choosing Fiji to recruit its workers.

Mr Cawaru also extended the Fijian Government’s appreciation to the Australian Government and Agri Labour Australia for believing in the people of Fiji to work under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme through the Vuvale Partnership Agreement.

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