More underpayment of seasonal workers in Australia

A recent investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found that a group of 26 fruit workers from Pacific Island nations were subjected to illegal practices. The workers were brought here by Seasonal Labour Solution, a labour hire company, and were not only underpaid but also subjected to extraordinary long hours of work. Just last week, the National Union of Workers was able to win back wages for two international farm workers. These are not isolated cases (see here and here) in the Australian fresh food producing sector. The NUW has now produced a website to help international workers in Australia work out if they are being underpaid.