Latest SWP workers in hotel sector leave for Australia

(l-r) Gaitano Kai, Eliane Lunkon, Hellen Sandy, Joanne Tasso, Nanette Ngwerohake and Jeffry Kenneth at front of Departure Lounge, Bauerfield Airport on their way to Broome.

By Jonas Cullwick

Six ni-Vanuatu – four female and two male workers, in the hotel industry left Port Vila Wednesday afternoon for Australia to work under the Seasonal Workers Program (SWP) between the two countries in Australia’s hotel industry.

They are Gaitano Kai, Eliane Lunkon, Hellen Sandy, Joanne Tasso, Nanette Ngwerohake and Jeffry Kenneth. They will be working over the next six months at Cable Beach Resort in Broome, Western Australia. Four of them will work in the food and beverage section, one will work as a room attendant and another one will work as a kitchen steward.

The Department of Labor says the number of ni-Vanuatu workers placed so far at Cable Beach Resort since the opportunity for Vanuatu workers opened there in 2016 is 45. And this is the seventh team of workers to go to work at Cable Beach Resort, which is the only facility yet so far to take in Vanuatu workers. The department says all the members of the team are returning for the second or third visit.

Staff members of the Employment Service Unit of the Department of Labor were on hand at Bauerfield Airport Wednesday afternoon to see off the group.

Jonas Cullwick, a former General Manager of VBTC is now a Senior Journalist with the Daily Post. Contact: Cell # 678 5460922

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