Minimum wages forcing some fruit pickers out of a job: Fruit Growers Victoria

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By Julieanne Strachan
May 24 2022 - 2:00am
Farmer markets only: Heather Pollard and her husband Garry turned their backs on supermarket sales years ago and now sell directly to the public. Picture: DARREN HOWE

A MOVE to improve worker conditions in the nation's orchards has seemingly backfired, with the Fruit Growers Victoria industry body reporting slower pickers were being pushed out of the industry.

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