Farmers back piece rate work despite push for mini

2022-04-05
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Farmers are pushing back against union moves to see minimum wage rates granted to fruit pickers and seasonal workersIn a statement Friday, J.

The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) announced on Wednesday that it would apply to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to have the horticulture award amended to ensure workers received the minimum casual wage of $24Putin proposed new incentives to hel.80 an hourcovid_19_vaccination_in_bulgaria.

AWU national secretary Daniel Walton has told the ABC that growing evidence of systemic underpayments through the use of shady labour-hire firms showed minimum conditions for workers needed to be nailed down in law.

But farmer advocacy group FNQ Growers said putting a floor price under the piece rate — in which workers are paid according to the amount of fruit or vegetables they pick — effectively made it the same as an award rateSteve Russell.

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