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Luis Miguel, son of migrant farmworkers in California, catches up on school work by attending Cyber High. Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz

Missing school is a given for children of migrant farmworkers

For children of migrant farmworkers in California, school gets disrupted due to a controversial housing policy that makes migrants leave town during the off-season, a documentary filmmaker reveals.
A migrant worker picks peaches in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., in the summer of 2015. (Shutterstock)

The cruel trade-off at your local produce aisle

Every year, migrant workers come to Canada to pick the fruits and vegetables we take for granted. They aren't paid well and get none of the benefits they pay into. It's time to treat them fairly.
Gig workers are characterised as contractors rather than employees, and are paid per delivery rather than per hour. That’s why certain visa restrictions don’t apply to them. Charles Platiau/Reuters

Being exploited and breaching your visa: the limited choices of the food delivery worker

Whether or not food delivery workers feel exploited is irrelevant, because they have few other options.
Farms are often reliant on migrant workers and backpackers during harvest. AAP/Johan Palsson

What it’s like to live and work illegally in Australia

New research offers a picture of what it's like to work in Australia illegally. Many workers are exploited, some come knowing they have no work rights, others may be unaware they're working illegally.

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