Seasonal workers from Romania drafted in to help UK farmers

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Seasonal workers from Romania have been drafted in to help UK farmers amid the coronavirus.

Some 180 fruit-pickers are set to land at Stansted Airport tomorrow – the first of up to six to arrive in the next few months.

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Country Land & Business Association has warned that farms could suffer staffing problems due to coronavirus travel restrictions and Brits were asked to help.

But while some people, unemployed during the lockdown, have stepped forward, it is not enough to fill all vacancies, according to The Times.

The majority of the 70,000 seasonal workers needed during harvest time predominantly arrive from the EU.

A recruitment drive ‘Feed the Nation’ has had more than 27,000 applicants, with about 4,000 accepting an interview.



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