Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Update re treatment of the Indonesians on the Korean fishing boat

I was glad to see the reports on TV last night about how the Indonesian fishermen, working on a South Korean fishing boat were finally getting some compensation, albeit still not enough to make up for what they have been through. They were badly treated and grossly underpaid, but they have now received some recompense.
I do not know how their families have coped without a regular pay being sent back to them. It took the intervention of New Zealand authorities to bring this matter closer to a fair settlement. However, these workers are still out of pocket. I do not want to see foreign owned fishing companies, working in our waters and not paying their crews the legal wage. Hopefully the owners will receive a huge fine to make them comply with decent standards in the future. Go well, Indonesian workers. You deserve better.