Economic Policy committee

Vanuatu companies want labour schemes restricted to unemployed

Currently over 7,000 ni-Vanuatu are involved in New Zealand's Recognised Seasonal Employment or the Seasonal Workers Program in Australia.

The Economic Policy committee in Vanuatu's parliament, which enquires into matters around the regulation of economic activities and commerce, has revealed that some companies are facing challenges because of the schemes.

MP Francois Chani said the programmes are good for Vanuatu because of the remittances they bring in but authorities must make sure they serve their purpose in providing jobs for the unemployed.