OPINION: The real reasons why British workers won’t pick fruit

British people are highly unlikely to fill any positions left by seasonal migrant workers post-Brexit, writes Caroline Nye.

It isn’t as simple as there being sufficient labour available in the UK to perform the work. The situation is far more complex.

The entire working culture of the UK has transformed since British workers last filled seasonal farm work jobs to any significant extent.

Add this to the inconsistency of work availability itself, and there is little wonder why no compulsion exists to pick fruit.

(Source: The Conversation)

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