FWO release Harvest Trail Inquiry Report

Harvest Trail Report 

The Fairwork Ombudsman have recently released a Harvest Trail Inquiry report, which details the results of our review of workplace arrangements on the Harvest Trail. The report was started in response to employee and community concerns that the FWO had received about non-compliance with Australian workplace laws.  

FWO looked at issues such as:

    • minimum wages and conditions, including piece rates
    • record keeping and pay slips
    • labour hire and supply chain issues.

Some of the discoveries that were made during the Harvest Trail Inquiry include:

    • misuse of piece rates
    • a negative impact where labour hire arrangements were used illegally
    • low consumer awareness and unwillingness to pay more for ‘domestic fair trade’ produce contributes to exploitation.

See below to download the Harvest Trail Report

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