Aug 2018 | New centre fights exploitation of migrant workers

Date: 28 Aug 2018

Source: SBS

For many migrants, working in Australia can be confusing.

Many employers have also been found to take advantage of unsuspecting workers.

Today, the Victorian Trades Hall Council has launched The Migrant Workers Centre: a place devoted to looking after the state's newest workers.

Director of the Centre, Matt Kunkel, told SBS News a hub where workers on temporary and permanent visas can go to learn about their rights was long overdue.

"It’s much harder for people of colour and workers out there from a migrant background to get treated fairly at work," he said. "It’s also not just that migrant workers are vulnerable, it’s that bosses are also doing the wrong thing."