But there has been some improvement over the last year.
The ERA ordered the company to cough up $20,000.
"Other growers are in desperate, dire need."
They say it will be a big help in addressing labour shortages.
At least not anytime soon, according to a new report.
More than 1000 workers will benefit from the move.
Seven-thousand workers will now get at least $20.50 an hour.
The current formula is being repealed.
The Cookie Project just landed a contract with New World.
There were application forms, salary negotiations, and even a credit union.
The Employment Relations Minister says it's not on the Government's agenda.
Staff still on the job are being urged to be extra careful with patients' medicines.
The Employment Relations Authority has released its decision.
National's Louise Upston said the programme's been a "massive disappointment".
She's announced a new employment strategy aimed at boosting NZ's workforce.
What if the perceived threat of technology is an opportunity to be more human?
She's rejected her former employer's offer of reinstatement.
Employers are already noticing staff leaving in droves.
There are now calls for the seasonal employment scheme to be expanded.