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UNION CALLS FOR HORTICULTURAL ROYAL COMMISSION

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Unions are joining forces to call for a Royal Commission into the treatment of fruit pickers and workers in the greater horticultural sector.

A recent report has found people working in the industry for as little as $3 per hour amid horrific stories of exploitation, poor sanitary conditions and abuse.

Daniel Walton from the Australian Workers' Union says it's become an entrenched part of the supply chain and action is long overdue.

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