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Fair piece rates for farm workers

October 20, 2020 2:43 pm

Farm workers, backpackers, seasonal workers and other migrant workers tell us they are commonly paid well below the minimum wage, due to unfair piece rates set by farmers.

Workers are forced to overfill buckets and not paid for the additional fruit picked.
They often do unpaid work, including picking lesser quality berries from the bottom of trees that are used to make jam.

Workers deserve a fair rate that ensures that everyone is paid the minimum wage or over. Piece rates should be based off weight and not per bucket, and workers should be paid for all the work they do, including the picking lesser quality fruit.

Help us ensure that all farm workers are paid a fair wage and enjoy fair conditions. Get on board with our FairGo for farmworkers campaign –

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