10 May 2018

Kiwifruit workers exploited, First Union says

From Morning Report, 7:38 am on 10 May 2018

As kiwifruit orchardists complain they struggle to find workers at harvest time, First Union says employer exploitation of kiwifruit workers is rife. They say a government investigation last year revealed more than half of the Bay of Plenty's kiwifruit audited employers failed to meet basic employment standards. The union has just launched what it's calling the Kiwifruit Workers' Alliance. Jared Abbott is a First Union organiser. He talks to Susie Ferguson.