WORKERS EMPLOYED ON FARMS AND IN FACTORIES PRODUCING AUSTRALIA’S FRESH PRODUCE ARE WORKING LONG, UNFAIR AND UNSAFE HOURS FOR VERY LOW PAY
Many are paid less than the Award, which is the minimum pay and conditions by law in Australia, and are not receiving superannuation or penalty rates. Many are being forced to use accommodation and transport provided by their employer at exorbitant prices. Sexual harassment, bullying and abuse are rampant in the industry. Many workers are suffering repetitive strain and other injuries, due to excessively fast pace of work, and a lack of training and rotation.
NUW farm workers want labour hire licensing to get rid of dodgy contractors who underpay people and a just solution that transistion workers out of the black economy.