Conservative think tank calls for freeze of temporary work visas

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020, 11:55AM
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Conservative think tank calls for freeze of temporary work visas

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 27 Feb 2020, 11:55AM

A call for an overhaul of the way we invite and welcome immigrants to this country.

Conservative think tank the Maxim Institute has put forward nine ways we can do this.

They include expanding the existing welcoming programme, teaching history to adult migrants and providing formal sports programmes for migrants' children.

Spokesman Julian Wood told Kate Hawkesby we need to put a freeze on the level of temporary work visa approvals.

He says it's not good enough to continue the way we're going.

"This over-reliance on temporary workers is having an impact on productivity, is creating conditions for migrant worker exploitation and means there's mutual under-investment by workers, firms and communities."

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