On Friday 22 July some forty contracted pruners and wrappers went on strike against our contractor, Kiwi Bunkhouse, Ltd.
Our demands were an increase in our per-plant rate, guaranteed
minimum wage for workers who didn’t reach the threshold on their own,
and to be treated with respect by our employer. This action was prompted
by our contractor refusing to pay many workers the minimum wage. Trying
to justify their actions, KBH accused “lazy people” of costing them
money by intentionally not working hard.