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Veg pickers ‘£20 an hour’ thanks to Brexit

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View Ouzo Dan's Profile Ouzo Dan 17 Jun 21 8.07pm Send a Private Message to Ouzo Dan Add Ouzo Dan as a friend

The pay for vegetable pickers is always minimum wage, the only time this goes up is during peak harvest times of the season, you get an extra £1 hour for being a supervisor.

It is £25 per person a week to rent a static caravan including electricity.
Usually the caravans house between 3 & 5 people.

When these people are not working they're usually getting pissed cooking klobasa on a BBQ, feeding ducks and smoking weed.

every other figure you hear on this thread regarding veg pickers is bollocks.

Source my Slovak gf who picked vegetables for 5 years on a farm in Worcester.

Slovak minimum wage is €2.33 an hour there is no shortage of workers coming from europe.

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Edited by Ouzo Dan (17 Jun 2021 8.08pm)

 


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Originally posted by Ouzo Dan

The pay for vegetable pickers is always minimum wage, the only time this goes up is during peak harvest times of the season, you get an extra £1 hour for being a supervisor.

It is £25 per person a week to rent a static caravan including electricity.
Usually the caravans house between 3 & 5 people.

When these people are not working they're usually getting pissed cooking klobasa on a BBQ, feeding ducks and smoking weed.

every other figure you hear on this thread regarding veg pickers is bollocks.

Source my Slovak gf who picked vegetables for 5 years on a farm in Worcester.

Slovak minimum wage is €2.33 an hour there is no shortage of workers coming from europe.

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Edited by Ouzo Dan (17 Jun 2021 8.08pm)

Exactly myself and wife have seen many contracts of farm workers, it is bordering on slave labour

 

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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Where i used to live in East Sussex, loads of farmers had voting posters FOR Brexit along their hedge field borders. Without exception.
A bit short-sighted of them to forget about EU subsidies and cheap EU labour.

A lot of crop/milk producers were being squeezed on price by the big supermarkets, and I know of at least one producer for Tesco who couldn't be @rsed with it any more.

All the farmers I know and have met have never been short of a few quid.

What's happened down here is that a lot of the smaller milk producers have started putting dispensing machines in farm shops (and in our village the fruit and veg shop) and selling direct to the customer on a 'fill your own container' basis. It's beautiful, full fat slightly heat treated and tastes like the milk you used to get from the milkman years ago.

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 17 Jun 21 8.38pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Exactly myself and wife have seen many contracts of farm workers, it is bordering on slave labour

There’s something very wrong with flying people in to pay them very little to live in sh1tty caravans, even if they’re earning more than at home. Very arrogant, and feels worse that prices wouldn’t rise that much to pay people wanting to work here, who need proper pay considering how much more living costs are here than in Romania or in w caravan on a British farm.

 


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Originally posted by Spiderman

Exactly myself and wife have seen many contracts of farm workers, it is bordering on slave labour

Yeah the farms here and across the EU do take the piss a bit as it is a genuine honest bit of hard work that does deserve more for the graft that is put in however its hard to blame the farmer when supermarkets more or less dictate what they are paying.

Honestly though the 25/30 people I know through my GF (Slovaks,Czechs,Poles,Ukrainians,Hungarians) all speak really positively of working on the farms in England, most will do 2-3 seasons before heading home and finding a decently paid job out this way.

Truth is low income workers are treated appallingly in this part of the world and see the £8.21 an hour they're offered to work in England vs the £2 hour they'll get here & jump at the chance at 4x their wages, obvious you have to be of the right mindset to do it but there is no shortage of people keen to travel, meet people, see new things and earn a fortune vs what they'd get waiting in a hotel.

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Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 17 Jun 21 9.12pm

Originally posted by Ouzo Dan

Yeah the farms here and across the EU do take the piss a bit as it is a genuine honest bit of hard work that does deserve more for the graft that is put in however its hard to blame the farmer when supermarkets more or less dictate what they are paying.

Honestly though the 25/30 people I know through my GF (Slovaks,Czechs,Poles,Ukrainians,Hungarians) all speak really positively of working on the farms in England, most will do 2-3 seasons before heading home and finding a decently paid job out this way.

Truth is low income workers are treated appallingly in this part of the world and see the £8.21 an hour they're offered to work in England vs the £2 hour they'll get here & jump at the chance at 4x their wages, obvious you have to be of the right mindset to do it but there is no shortage of people keen to travel, meet people, see new things and earn a fortune vs what they'd get waiting in a hotel.

Edited by Ouzo Dan (17 Jun 2021 8.48pm)


Low paid workers are treated appallingly in every part of the world. That’s why they’re low paid workers.

 


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Would be a great job for all the beggers on the streets of London if the really want to work for money.

 

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View AuntyAnne70's Profile AuntyAnne70 Flag Tunbridge WElls 17 Jun 21 11.02pm Send a Private Message to AuntyAnne70 Add AuntyAnne70 as a friend

Such compassion!

As you know so much about why they are begging not!

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 17 Jun 21 11.29pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by AuntyAnne70

Such compassion!

As you know so much about why they are begging not!

Most beggars are not homeless. I have friends who volunteer at homeless charities people who are genuinely on the streets are not the ones you see outside shops with their dog and placard.

Those people tend to be addicts of one sort or another so giving them money is just enabling their addiction.

Give money direct to Shelter or The Passage if you want to help the homeless or the various addiction charities.

 


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Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 17 Jun 21 11.42pm

Originally posted by Badger11

Most beggars are not homeless. I have friends who volunteer at homeless charities people who are genuinely on the streets are not the ones you see outside shops with their dog and placard.

Those people tend to be addicts of one sort or another so giving them money is just enabling their addiction.

Give money direct to Shelter or The Passage if you want to help the homeless or the various addiction charities.

I concur. Many ‘beggars’ are career beggars. Many homeless don’t beg.
Every other big issue seller is Romanian, most are over weight and well fed. Career beggars, many who just come out at Christmas as they know it’s profitable.

 


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EU approved and condoned

Originally posted by Spiderman

Exactly myself and wife have seen many contracts of farm workers, it is bordering on slave labour

 


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Originally posted by chris123

How can Australia export beef and lamb to the UK - the transport costs surely make it impossible to be competitive.

Interesting point ... maybe the meat is already overpriced to start with?

 


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