The 2021/22 edition of the Tasmanian Seasonal Produce Guide was launched by the Hon. Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water and Scott Price, President, Fruit Growers Tasmania at 12.30pm on 8 December at The Berry Patch, Turners Beach.
Fruit Growers Tasmania has filed its response to the Fair Work Commission’s decision to introduce a floor into the piece rate arrangements within the Horticulture Award.
After engaging an experienced barrister and a thorough review of the specifics of the Commission’s 176 page decision, and consultation with other employer groups, it became clear that the Commission was not open to consider submissions against the introduction of a minimum floor. Advice received also indicates the basis for an appeal is not strong, but that avenue cannot be explored further until the Commission’s decision is final.