Worker dies from overwork in Australia

This week, a 27 year old worker picking watermelons in the region of Townsville, in the northern state of Queensland, collapsed and died while working from suspected heat stroke. A government enquiry currently underway has found that workers in the agricultural sector of Australia are so seriously exploited and underpaid that their employment situation is comparable to slavery. This sector is notoriously un-unionised and only in the last few years, has there been more effective organising drives.


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