Aug 2019 | ‘It’s modern slavery’: More foreign workers in hospitality as industry rallies against exploitation

Date: 11 Aug 2019

Source: The New Daily

The number of foreign workers imported to work in Australian  restaurants and cafes has almost doubled in six years, with hospitality roles among three of the top four jobs the federal government considers “critical” to business success.

The chefs, cooks and cafe managers entering Australia on special skilled visas are most commonly from India, Italy, South Korea, the Philippines and Nepal, government data reveals.

As the spotlight turns on the hospitality industry after the wage theft scandal at the restaurants of celebrity chef George Calombaris, the evidence shows it is migrants who are most often exploited by restaurateurs.