VIDEO: Farmworkers protest wage board axe

Farmworkers staged a protest outside the Oxford Farming Conference against the government’s decision to axe the Agricultural Wages Board in England and Wales.

The protest, led by the Unite union, attracted about 20 people on Oxford’s High Street on Thursday (3 January) ahead of DEFRA secretary Owen Paterson’s conference speech. Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker reports on the opposing views.

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