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Korean workers in some Winnipeg sushi restaurants coerced into handing over part of pay to employers

Date

2017

Authors

Kristin Annable

Abstract

Unlicensed immigration consultant facing charges sheds light on pay problems.

As many as 26 sushi restaurants in Winnipeg may have used an unlicensed immigration consultant to hire Korean workers and some were coerced into slicing off part of their paycheques to give to their employers, according to court documents obtained by the CBC's I-Team.

Newspaper title

CBC News - Manitoba

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Keywords

work permit, illegal recruitment

Economic sectors

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations

Content types

Documented cases of abuse and Systemic/state violation of right/freedom

Target groups

Policymakers and Journalists

Geographical focuses

Manitoba

Languages

English