It's almost like war,
‘As restrictions on our day-to-day lives increase and challenges build, British farming and the horticultural industry has an ever more important role in helping us maintain our health and nutritional wellbeing.’ He said: ‘The British berry industry has for many years relied on workers from mainland Europe to provide seasonal labour to pick our crops due to a severe lack of availability of local workers.
Chairman of British Summer Fruits, Nick Marston said a large-scale recruitment campaign would be mounted to recruit workers
‘Last year 98 per cent of harvest staff were from outside the UK. We are now very concerned about securing enough workers to help harvest our vital crops and get fresh fruit and vegetables to the public.The last time I saw something like this was in Colorado. As I skidded to a stop at the foot of the mountain covered with snow to embark a chair lift back to the top of said mountain, I noticed that all of the employees were Polish. One doesn't think of Poland as being very mountainous which may be explained by the fact that none of them wore skis. They ran the lifts.