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NZ must not rest on its laurels over human trafficking

Monday, 23 June 2014, 9:58 am | Slave Free Seas

On Saturday morning New Zealand time, the United States’ Department of State released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report. This report is the primary diplomatic tool by which the US government engages with other governments on the issue of human trafficking. ... More >>

The FCV Bill – Flagging 30 years of failures?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:33 pm | Slave Free Seas

Paying seafarers at least a minimum wage under the Minimum Wage Act 1983 has applied to the New Zealand fishing industry for more than 30 years. It was, and is, a basic protection which had two universals – it was universally accepted by the fishing ... More >>

Slave Free Seas Challenges Loophole

Friday, 2 August 2013, 9:46 am | Slave Free Seas

Last week, the Primary Production Select Committee allowed a loophole to be created in the new rules governing foreign charter vessels operating in New Zealand waters. More >>

Statement from Craig Tuck Trustee Slave Free Seas

Monday, 6 August 2012, 9:58 am | Slave Free Seas

“It is encouraging to see that at last Sanford NZ is changing its practices in relation to the management of crew on their foreign charter vessels and thus hopefully bringing with those changes compliance with NZ law. The deficiencies of the previous ... More >>

Slave Free Seas Calls for Minister to front up

Friday, 24 February 2012, 10:26 am | Slave Free Seas

Feb 24th 2012 Calls for Minister to front up The New Zealand trust that has instigated the arrest of two Korean Flagged fishing vessels in recent weeks - Slave Free Seas - has today made a call for the Minister of Labour to speak-up and prevent any more ... More >>

Second Korean Fishing Vessel arrested in New Zealand

Friday, 17 February 2012, 7:05 pm | Slave Free Seas

Feb 17th 2012 Second Korean Fishing Vessel arrested in New Zealand Slave Free Seas have today instigated the arrest of a second Korean flagged vessel berthed in Lyttleton Harbour, Christchurch, New Zealand, with claims of unpaid wages and other human rights ... More >>