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SEFOPE provides Pre-departure Briefing to 86 Timorese workers before departure to Australia

SEFOPE provides Pre-departure Briefing to 86 Timorese workers before departure to Australia

SEFOPE provides Pre-departure Briefing to 84 Timorese workers before departure to Australia. Tatoli's image//Egas Cristóvão

DILI, 10 february 2022 (TATOLI)- Secretary of State for vocational training and employment (SEFOPE) is offered a short briefing to 64 Pacific Labor Scheme (PLS) and 22 Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) before departure to Australia.

National Director of exterior employment, Filomeno Soares said the Timor-Leste government through Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment (SEFOPE) is committed to providing more job opportunities for Timorese people to work abroad.

There are two main destinations: Australia and South Korea. There are normally Timor-Leste sending workers to work in various jobs. Through Australia Seasonal Worker (ASW), Pacific labor scheme (PLS) program.

There are some points SEFOPE outlines to all workers before flying abroad. Everyone is required to obey the agreement policies have been made between the two countries. There are no workers out of the working system.

“Workers are encouraged to maintain discipline and take responsibility for the working program. Self-behavior must be focused on a degree of politeness and morality,” The National Direction of exterior employed, Filomeno Soares told reports at STVJ, Camea Becora on this thursday.

He added that those persons do not obey the rules during the working period. The Australian government has the responsibility to take any measure.  The consequence is returning the workers to Timor-Leste. SEFOPE also has a big responsibility to find the measures to solve any issues.

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Thus, it can have an impact on any workers committing any serious issue like discipline or crime. The worker will be removed from Australia’s working program and even not be able to apply for a job opportunity in other countries.

Mr. Soares said SEFOPE has the policy to encourage all workers to contribute to economic sustainability. On working tirelessly abroad and collecting some money.  Everyone is advised to have full responsibility for working hard.

He also emphasized that everyone should comply with covid-19 protection measures composed of wearing face maskers, regularly washing hands, keeping social distance in Timor-Leste and even arriving in Australia.

That action must be fulfilled to ensure the opportunity for another 5.000 Timorese people who are expecting the job opportunity for Australia Seasonal Workers (AWS) and Pacific Labor Scheme (PLS) in the coming period.

“There are 64 workers, 25 of whom are women and 39 of men. Australia Seasonal Worker is 22 workers,” he said.

“The schedule of departure will be at the end of february for the first period and second will be departure in Early March,” he concluded.

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Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Rafy Belo

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