GardenDrumStrawberry workers underpaid in Yarra Valley

Strawberry Farm

Photo by Rosalind Mitchell

Exploited contract pickers in the Yarra Valley, Victoria, have been paid $2 an hour less than the minimum wage rate by strawberry farm operators.

After surprise visits by the Victorian Fair Work Ombudsman to six farms, they found that two employers had underpaid 22 workers a total of $6,000.

For more information on industry minimum wages go to http://www.fairwork.gov.au/

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