We representatives of small-scale farmers, fishers, agricultural workers, indigenous peoples, women, youth, eaters, and NGOs came together from across Australia to meet on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal, Ngambri, and Ngarigu peoples, paying our respect to elders past and present. At the 2018 Food Sovereignty Convergence we celebrated the opportunity to meet each other […]
The Fair Food campaign is being run and led by workers in the fresh food supply chain who are members of the National Union of Workers (NUW). Thousands of workers in warehouses that supply to the major supermarkets are long-time members of the NUW. As a result, it is common practice that workers in this […]
April 17, a Day to Remember the Life and Death Struggle for Land A day that brings millions of farmers and agricultural workers together in solidarity against corporate greed gains even starker relevance this week with the murders of rural workers Vilmar Bordim and Leomar Bhorbak in the state of Quedas do Iguaçu in the […]
The recent 4 Corners expose’ of corrupt farm labour market practices calls for assertive action by government and reform of the 417 visa system to prevent what have been called ‘slave-like’ working conditions on farms and in pountry processing factories…
Story by Tammi Jonas, AFSA President, May 2015
It’s hard to acknowledge that your food might be unfair, but that’s the realization farmers who are using unscrupulous labour-hire contractors are facing after last Monday’s expose on Four Corners.