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Dr Sarah Taber @SarahTaber_bww
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via @jlrlawton, fun info on how farmers in UK can't get workers bc of Brexit…
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"The difficulty in recruiting locals is not about pay, he said. Pickers earn the national minimum wage for over 25-year-olds of £7.83 an hour, even if they are under that age, as well as productivity bonuses which take the average wage to between £9 and £10 an hour
or up to £14 an hour for fast pickers.

They get accommodation, including utilities and transport to work, for a £40-a-week charge. Brooks said wages were up 4% to 5% year on year, partly as a result of labour shortages."
Again this is largely for picking berries in greenhouses, so it's not even hard work.

There's just no one who wants a job that only lasts 2-6 weeks besides itinerant laborers, who are immigrants bc that's how "living on the road" works in a continent made of tiny countries.
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