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Seasonal Labour market for fruit and veg


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» Alliance of Ethical Labour Providers
(HOPS Labour Solutions, Concordia and Fruitful) 
Please note all our roles for April are currently filled – but we are accepting applications from people looking for work from May onwards.

» British Summer Fruits -Please note all our roles for April are currently filled – but we are accepting applications from people looking for work from May onwards.

» Angus Growers - 

 jobs available with wages starting from £8.72 per hour

» Hall Hunter Partnership - Thank you for your enquiry in a summer role at HHP. Due to overwhelming interest, we now have sufficient applicants for our first two round of intakes in April / May. We will be looking to recruit additional workers for June / July, so we welcome your interest for this 2nd intake. Once again, thank you for contacting HHP.

» Produce Investments - DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PERMANENT AND SEASONAL VACANCIES AT OUR SITES IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND THE SCOTTISH BORDERS. IMMEDIATE STARTS AVAILABLE. TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]

» CDS Labour - AGENCY

» Totaljobs - AGENCY 

» Concordia _ no apply here if you're British unless I've missed it. 

These are the countries that we are currently working with: Moldova Russia Ukraine Barbados Belarus Georgia

Should you live outside of these countries and wish to apply then you would need to contact one of our agents to arrange a face to face interview and travel to that agent to have this interview conducted. It is not guaranteed that you will be successful in your application.

 

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4 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

 

» Concordia _ no apply here if you're British unless I've missed it. 

These are the countries that we are currently working with: Moldova Russia Ukraine Barbados Belarus Georgia

Should you live outside of these countries and wish to apply then you would need to contact one of our agents to arrange a face to face interview and travel to that agent to have this interview conducted. It is not guaranteed that you will be successful in your application.

 

From their website, you can be sure native workers won't feel isolated, because there won't be any.

Our preference is for workers to go to farms who can take a large group, to avoid the workers feeling isolated.

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Frank Hovis

There was a story in the local press about lots signing up.

There was a question mark from one of the recruiters on the radio about fitness as these are generally hard physical jobs; do whilst the numbers are there they may not be all suitable.

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1 minute ago, Frank Hovis said:

There was a story in the local press about lots signing up.

There was a question mark from one of the recruiters on the radio about fitness as these are generally hard physical jobs; do whilst the numbers are there they may not be all suitable.

You don't get fitter sat at home.

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1 minute ago, Frank Hovis said:

There was a story in the local press about lots signing up.

There was a question mark from one of the recruiters on the radio about fitness as these are generally hard physical jobs; do whilst the numbers are there they may not be all suitable.

You think the Romanians they're shipping in have been on an extensive physical screening programme?

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7 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

You don't get fitter sat at home.

 

6 minutes ago, eight said:

You think the Romanians they're shipping in have been on an extensive physical screening programme?

 

Given it followed him saying about the typical ages of pickers 20s and 30s) I took it to mean that they didn't really want people in their sixties or younger people who are so unfit that they won't last the first week.

They are after all paying the workers.

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Given it followed him saying about the typical ages of pickers 20s and 30s) I took it to mean that they didn't really want people in their sixties or younger people who are so unfit that they won't last the first week.

They are after all paying the workers.

That's agist.

 

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20 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

There was a story in the local press about lots signing up.

There was a question mark from one of the recruiters on the radio about fitness as these are generally hard physical jobs; do whilst the numbers are there they may not be all suitable.

Some of it is really quite strenuous, I did all sorts, bale bumping - hard (impossible now everything large bale format pretty much so tractor only), uncomfortable - lettuce planter hunched double for  15 minutes at a time, a lot though was very easy, just some quicker than others - hence piece rate being best all round. 

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Don Coglione

It is fucking hard work.

Not something that 98% of Britons under the age of 35 have experienced (and 98% of those over 35 wouldn't be fit enough to do it).

Note that I do not agree with the importation of Romanians to fill these roles.

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1 hour ago, onlyme said:

Some of it is really quite strenuous, I did all sorts, bale bumping - hard (impossible now everything large bale format pretty much so tractor only), uncomfortable - lettuce planter hunched double for  15 minutes at a time, a lot though was very easy, just some quicker than others - hence piece rate being best all round. 

Lettuce planting and other jobs where you've required to be bent over have largely been replaced by lie-down trailers like this:

https://www.eadt.co.uk/polopoly_fs/1.6578778.1585156809!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_1024/image.jpg

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Frank Hovis
1 hour ago, Ponty Mython said:

It is fucking hard work.

Not something that 98% of Britons under the age of 35 have experienced (and 98% of those over 35 wouldn't be fit enough to do it).

Note that I do not agree with the importation of Romanians to fill these roles.

Yes, that's what the recruiter was implying.

It's not having a chat and picking the odd raspberry.

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Caravan Monster
6 hours ago, Green Devil said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52293061

Looks like we are paying to get them shipped over here now.

Seems there were no farm workers amongst the millions of immigrants to Germany either and they also need to import slaves from Eastern Europe. Romanian perspective, the speaker is a junior doctor or medical student and is critical of the covid precautions in place, he suspects that workers may be on 2 week rotations to dump any with plague symptoms back in Romania:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/UvTNCjd5Boc/

Regarding the 'land army' recruitment drive targeted at UK native applicants, it would be interesting to know how many natives actually got work or if it was a cynical PR stunt to deflect criticism from the industry whilst carrying on as normal in the face of lockdown restrictions.

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14 hours ago, spunko said:

Lettuce planting and other jobs where you've required to be bent over have largely been replaced by lie-down trailers like this:

https://www.eadt.co.uk/polopoly_fs/1.6578778.1585156809!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_1024/image.jpg

Doesn't look that much more comfortable to be honest - looks like they are weeding. The one we used was bench seat behind a dimpled roller wth the tray  of plug plants above, you had to grab plants from the tray bend down double and plant the plugs into the dimpled soil. Was really uncomfortable on the neck in particular after a while. Was also in a hot greenhouse which didn't help either.

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20 hours ago, spunko said:

Lettuce planting and other jobs where you've required to be bent over have largely been replaced by lie-down trailers like this:

https://www.eadt.co.uk/polopoly_fs/1.6578778.1585156809!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_1024/image.jpg

Lettuce is just a waste of good agricultural land . Mostly water, no flavour and almost no nutritional value. In fact it is even harmful to rabbits.

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31 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Airbus A320 with 150 passengers. No fucking way were social distancing rules applied. Pack'em in tight - who cares if they get infected, they're just disposable foreign workers and we can always fly in another bunch.

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9 minutes ago, DeepLurker said:

Airbus A320 with 150 passengers. No fucking way were social distancing rules applied. Pack'em in tight - who cares if they get infected, they're just disposable foreign workers and we can always fly in another bunch.

Left in groups of five to adhere to rules - never heard that rule before. 

This entire thing becomes more farcical by the day.

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On 15/04/2020 at 18:21, spunko said:

Lettuce planting and other jobs where you've required to be bent over have largely been replaced by lie-down trailers like this:

https://www.eadt.co.uk/polopoly_fs/1.6578778.1585156809!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_1024/image.jpg

Christ Almighty. 

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1 minute ago, ccc said:

Left in groups of five to adhere to rules - never heard that rule before. 

This entire thing becomes more farcical by the day.

this is an unfunny joke.

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MrLibertyRedux
10 minutes ago, ccc said:

This entire thing becomes more farcical by the day.

That distant noise you can hear?

It's Joseph Goebbels guffawing with laughter as tears stream down his face.

That's what the noise is.

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Just now, MrLibertyRedux said:

That distant noise you can hear?

It's Joseph Goebbels guffawing with laughter as tears stream down his face.

That's what the noise is.

It's just getting so fucking ridiculous I don't even know where to start. 

So much for those hoping this may be the end of the utter cunty self adulating virtue signalling nonsense.

If anything it's actually got worse. I didn't even think that was possible. 

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I'd love to know how much these workers actually earn. Do they earn minimum wage?

A half decent Labour Party and trade unions should really be asking to see pay slips.

I bought some wonky carrots this week and it was 40 pence for a bag. Even if they doubled the pay to get British workers it would still make fuck all difference to the price the consumer pays.

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