Migrant farm workers take on one of Australia’s richest families, the Smorgons


Migrant farm workers are taking on one of Australia’s richest families, the Smorgons, in what could be the first major strike in the farm sector for many decades.

The workers and a union are seeking better pay and conditions at giant glasshouses north of Adelaide at a company majority owned by a Smorgon-family investment company.

Tret 1aStrikes are almost non-existent in the farm sector, which is overwhelmingly non-union.

On Friday, three migrant workers appeared in the Fair Work Commission to argue that they were…

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