Minimum wage recommendation for farm workers would cruel horticulture

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By Jamie Brown
November 4 2021 - 9:00pm
Cherry grower Guy Gaeta, Orange, and chairman of the NSW Farmers' Horticulture Committee, says imposing minimum wage onto a piece-work job-site will send farmers broke.

A plan introduced by the Fair Work Commission this week could see the minimum wage being paid to all piece-work employees, with increased demand for hands-on management of staff by farmers.

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Jamie Brown

North Coast reporter