Pacific Island seasonal workers propose class action over claims of wage theft
Lawyers for seasonal workers from the Pacific Islands are proposing a class action against Australian labour hire companies, saying that some are suffering widespread exploitation and wage theft.
If it proceeds, the lawsuit could disrupt a bumper harvest season and potentially hinder the Australian Government’s new migration schemes, designed to address widespread labour shortages in agriculture.
Guest: Stewart Levitt, lawyer
Duration: 10min 9sec