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Dairy industry praise changes to work visa programme

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Newstalk ZB,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 3:37PM

The dairy sector says changes to work visas can't come soon enough.

The government has announced a new employer-led work visa to help fill skill shortages, reduce exploitation, and improve conditions.

Dairy NZ chief executive Tim Mackle told Kate Hawkesby it'll help streamline the process.

But he says they need to understand what it means for workers already on farms, with changes still a couple of years away.

“We will talk to the government about how the workers will get through to when the changes are implemented.”

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