Farmers urged to complete migrant labour study

Scottish farmers and rural business owners who use seasonal workers are being urged to fill out a labour survey.

The survey, which is being conducted by Scotland’s Rural Colleges (SRUC), sets out to inform the Scottish Government on the issues involved ahead of Brexit.

Scotland’s agricultural sector relies heavily on seasonal non-UK workers, particularly from central and eastern Europe, to meet its labour demand, said SRUC.

However, there was a lack of detailed information about the actual numbers of migrant workers working in Scotland and their living and working conditions.

(Source: Press and Journal)

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