- Head Grower Greenhouse Canada
- Post Entry Quarantine Facility Manager
- Economic Policy Officer Agri-Tech Kentucky
- Licensing Manager North America
- Junior Sales Executive
- Fruit Breeder/Trait Discovery Scientist
- General Manager
- Regional Sales Manager – DACH Region
- Country Manager – Italy
- Country Manager – Spain
Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
- “Black growbags could benefit vegetable crops as well”
- Latvia: First greenhouse to grow cucumbers under LEDs uses landfill waste to produce energy
- "Moisture is the big danger in the next two months"
- "Even light intensity at every spot in the greenhouse"
- US (OH): 80 Acres Farms makes layoffs as tech job crunch continues
Top 5 -last month
- How farmers are cutting out supermarkets
- Combining vertical farming and greenhouse horticulture to decentralize lettuce production
- Higher light transmission and lower heat demand with double foil greenhouse
- Fresh produce chain hit by Lakeside Produce’s bankruptcy
- 30MHz declared bankrupt, curator 'optimistic about restart'
AUSVEG strongly condemns mistreatment of labour in the industry
“AUSVEG has repeatedly called for reforms to increase accountability in relation to employment in our industry,” said AUSVEG National Communications Manager Shaun Lindhe.
“The majority of growers in our industry conduct their businesses fairly and in accordance with the law, and they have had enough of rogue operators whose selfish actions and unconscionable conduct hurt vulnerable workers and damage the reputations of everyone in our sector.”
“AUSVEG stands firmly behind all growers who operate their businesses lawfully and believes that those who shirk the law and exploit workers need to be held responsible for their actions.”
“AUSVEG is on the public record calling for reform of the labour hire industry, and our organisation supports any measure that protects farm workers and the vast majority of growers who treat their workers fairly,” said Mr Lindhe.
“Rogue labour hire firms who knowingly mistreat workers employed in the vegetable industry must be held to account to protect vulnerable labourers and to prevent the actions of these firms from continuing to drag this sector’s good name through the mud.”
“Local and overseas workers play a vital role in the Australian horticulture industry, especially during peak seasonal periods, and ensuring their safety and wellbeing is of the utmost importance if they are going to continue to contribute to the success of our industry.”
“Enough is enough. We need to ensure that any mistreatment of workers is stamped out of our industry and that the reputations of our growers who are fully compliant with the law are protected.”
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- 2023-01-27 Higher cucumber pricing reflects lessened supply and inflated costs
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