UK apple growers' labour shortage 'pushing them towards cliff edge'

Industry body warns over need for seasonal workers after Brexit as growers face 20% shortfall in supply of labourUK apple growers are in the grip of a 20% shortfall in the supply of seasonal labour, pushing them towards “a cliff edge” as Brexit nears, the industry has warned.At the start of the annual British apple harvesting season with more than 20 indigenous varieties going on sale in supermarkets, the main trade body for both apples and pears says worries about future labour availability are at the top of its lobbying agenda. Continue reading......

17 Published By - Network Front | The Guardian - 2017.09.12. 19:01
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