Indonesian fishermen fighting for $2.6m unpaid wages

One of New Zealand’s largest fishing companies could become embroiled in a dispute with Indonesian fishermen who claim they are owed more than $2.6 million in unpaid wages. The 53 fishermen walked off fishing vessel the Pacinui when it docked in Timaru in February 2013, saying they had not been paid and were owed a total of around $2.68 million. The ship they worked on was chartered by New Zealand fishing company Sanford Ltd – one of the country’s largest fishing corporations, which turns over $450 million a year, and made a $22.4m profit in 2014. Read the rest here 19:18

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