We expose the dirty secrets behind Australia’s fresh food industry and the widespread exploitation of foreign workers.

Slaving Away

We expose the dirty secrets behind Australia’s fresh food industry and the widespread exploitation of foreign workers.

Seven days a week, 18 hours a day, young Taiwanese worker Kevin labours at a relentless pace, processing chickens at an Australian factory. He’s not alone.

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of migrant workers toil in food factories and farms.

Some of these enterprises boast billion dollar revenues. But the profits aren’t being felt by the workers. Instead, food is picked and packed by exploited labour.

Sometimes using false documents, Asian workers are grossly underpaid, forced to work punishing hours, and face abuse, harassment and assault.

101 East exposes the dirty secrets behind Australia’s fresh food produce.

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Source: Al Jazeera

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