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Work Visa 457 to be retired

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by eXploitation, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    Is this to be believed folks?

    I only caught the headlines and havent heard the PMs explanations

    It was only there for the big bosses to undermine and underpay

    Poor bastards would have been made to work double the hours in terrible conditions or threatened to be sent off on the next ship
     
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  2. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member

    Meh it's just politics.
    New 457s will stop or be restricted in terms. Existing still ok?
    The illegals will still do it.
    Then you've got the deal with China allowing their cereal box qualified tradies to work on new Chinese construction projects.
    There's always something.
     
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  3. Moober68

    Moober68 Active Member

    Rebranding. Before March 2018 it is to be replaced with a new temporary skilled visa.

    https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/457-abolition-replacement

    Critics already pointing out that the change fails to address the original reason for the change - it is not about covering shortage of skill in Australia, it is about underpaying migrants for jobs Australians charge more to do.

    Turns out, Australia is quite OK with slavery. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    Sure starting to look that way. What else would you expect from a Liberal government.

    Step one, work hard to circumvent trade unions and penalty rates (while telling the people "it is good for them".... sounds familiar?...lol).

    Step two, flood the country with cheap labor while keeping all big business friends happy and smiling, ready to push the party into next term.

    Rinse and repeat...
     
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  5. Sunshine

    Sunshine Member

    Employers sideline unions by using labour hire or other glorified recruitment agencies. The roles are temporary, casual, on call. They can get rid of you simply and legally if your face does not fit. It has been this way for quite some time now even without 457.
     
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  6. skyco

    skyco Active Member

    I wounder if the visa changes would have any considerable affect on the number of Uber drivers.
     
  7. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    Mmmm
    What about truck driving i wonder?
    At the end of the day they make more than double a gooberite
    Still not saying much
     

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