A Japanese logging company is discussing money issues with local iwi, Te Arawa, in Rotorua.
Migrant workers are not protected enough to be able to expose abuse from their employers, a migrant workers' advocate says.
An advocate for migrant workers says a bill before Parliament that aims to crack down on exploitation cannot come soon enough.
Workers are making almost 5 per cent more than a year ago, with a median income of $844 a week, partly reflecting people working longer hours and partly a lift in hourly pay.
Issues surrounding employee rights, labour force competition and human rights were raised at a select committee hearing in Auckland yesterday on proposed employment law changes.
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