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21 December 2018 | Australia

More than $1m in lost wages recovered for 2500 fruit farm workers


More than $1m in lost wages have been recovered for 2,500 workers after a major investigation uncovered widespread problems on fruit and vegetable farms.
The Fair Work ombudsman’s Harvest Trail inquiry has completed 836 investigations in the past five years, involving 444 growers and 194 labour-hire contractors, with the majority picked at random.
More than half of the investigations found breaches of workplace laws including underpayment, falsification of records, deliberate withholding of payslips, non-payments and unauthorised deductions.

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