EMA calls for overstayer amnesty to help ease labour shortages
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A call for an overstayer amnesty to help with labour shortages. The Employers and Manufactuers Association says as well as letting more recognised seasonal workers into the country the government should also allow people with expired visas to work legally. The government has this week announced one-way quarantine free travel into New Zealand for workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. The EMA says there need to be a clear pathway to residency for people from the Pacific Islands and the ones already here illegally should be allowed to work. Bretty O'Riley is the boss of the EMA. He explains the case to Lisa Owen.
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