Puataunofo Manukau Pilot Project
The Puataunofo Manukau Project aims to raise awareness of health and safety rights and obligations and to improve workplace safety practices for Pacific workers in the Manukau region.
The goals of the Puataunofo Manukau Project includes, raising awareness of health and safety issues for Pacific workers and their employers, to reduce workplace injuries, to inform the Pacific workforce on health and safety practices and standards, and to develop a holistic approach to marketing and communications for the Puataunofo Manukau Plan.
The Puataunofo Manukau Project Team was made up of representatives from key stakeholder groups including the Department of Labour (lead agency), Accident Compensation Corporation, Manukau City Council, Council of Trade Unions Komiti Pasefika, Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union and Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs. Members offered commitment, skills, knowledge, Pacific values, experience and networks within the Auckland Pacific communities. See Appendix 2.
The team successfully completed the Puataunofo Manukau Project Plan within 12 months. The report outlines activities and key findings from an internal Puataunofo Manukau Project Team assessment of the Puataunofo Manukau Plan, implementation of the plan and its outcomes. It outlines some ongoing issues and provides recommendations for future work in the area of Pacific peoples' health and safety issues in the workplace. See Appendix 3 and 4.