Monday, June 22, 2015

Migrant workers afraid to speak up over workplace exploitation

Cultural differences and work ethics are exacerbating the working and living conditions of migrants on working visas, leading to exploitation that Australian's wouldn't put up with.
The claims have been made in the wake of a report released by the Fair Work Ombudsman last week which found foreign workers have been exploited and underpaid at one of Australia's biggest chicken processors, Baiada.

The report found many workers were paid about half the minimum hourly wage and worked up to 18 hours a day with no overtime. Some workers were paid cash.

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