Migrant workers planting lettuces©Tim Scrivener
Eastern European workers are shunning the UK farming industry to work in other countries amid the uncertainty over Brexit, it has emerged. The NFU’s horticultural spokesperson Amy Gray said that although a shortage had yet to show up in the union’s regular labour surveys, anecdotally, labour providers are starting to struggle to source migrant farmworkers. One recruitment agency finding it hard to fill picking roles in the horticulture and vegetable sectors is Hops, one of the largest in labour providers […]
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