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Important information for workers in New Zealand under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) policy

As a RSE worker it is important to know what rights and obligations you have at work and being safe in the workplace.

Here is some practical information about different things you can face while you are at work. It will help answer common questions regarding your work rights, pay, how to stay safe at work, and solving common problems.

Your RSE visa allows you to work for the Recognised Seasonal Employer that has offered you employment until it expires or is revoked. New Zealand has rules regarding your rights as an employee and what you can do. It is very important that you are aware of these.


RSE pre-departure resources (Get Ready Pack and DVD) are available to prepare workers before they travel to New Zealand and to help assure they do everything possible to benefit from their travel and working experience under the RSE Policy in the Viticulture and Horticulture industry.

RSE workers should receive a Get Ready Pack including:

And have watched the RSE Get Ready DVD:

RSE ‘Get Ready’ DVD

RSE ‘Get Ready’ DVD

A ‘Get Ready Orientation’ DVD was produced by the Department to complement the RSE Get Ready booklet. If you would like a copy of this DVD please contact us.

Pay Slip

Note: A payslip a worker receives may look a bit different and the rates of pay may also be different. The RSE employer will explain to a worker these differences on payslip and rate of pay.

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