In this blog we’ll be diving into the challenges and vulnerabilities that migrant workers on temporary visas face. Let’s jump right into this important topic and explore how protection and support can be offered to them.
You might not know this, but migrant workers with Australian temporary visas often find themselves in pretty tough spots.
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They may face underpayment, exploitation, or even poor working conditions. These workers could be too afraid to speak up, worrying they’ll lose their visa status or retaliation from their employers.
Why Do We Need Stronger Protection?
In reality, these hard-working individuals need safe working conditions and fair treatment.
Here’s what protection can include:
- Better Laws & Rules: Implementing stronger legislation and regulations to protect the rights of migrant workers and ensuring that employers are held responsible for any violations
- Enhanced Monitoring & Enforcement: Amping up the monitoring and ensuring that we detect and correct instances of underpayment or exploitation
- Information & Help at Hand: Letting migrant workers know their rights, how to report any abuse, and where to find support if needed
- Working Together with Stakeholders: Teaming up with community groups, unions, and advocates to spread the word, share resources, and stand for the rights of migrant workers.
By rolling out stronger protection, we can ensure that everyone gets fair treatment at work and create a healthy work environment for all.
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