Workers inspecting potatoes © Juice/REX/Shutterstock© Juice/REX/Shutterstock
The NFU has urged the government to introduce a student workers scheme after a survey found one-third of growers struggle to source seasonal labour. As part of “End of Season Horticultural Survey”, the union polled 289 businesses, which between them employed 13,749 workers in 2015. This is equivalent to 34% of England’s average total seasonal workforce of 40,819 workers. See also: Farmers’ fears over loss of seasonal worker scheme Twenty-nine per cent of those polled said they experienced problems sourcing […]
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