Migrant Worker

Last minute decisions by the Government could result ‘unnecessary and costly’ uncertainty

Seasonal worker shortage branded ‘unnecessary and costly’

By Gwen Ridler

The Government has placed British food producers ‘at the bottom of the list’ for migrant workers thanks to ‘unnecessary and costly’ uncertainty surrounding delayed Seasonal Workers Pilot announcements, according to MPs.

One-third of non-UK workers said  they plan to leave the UK within five years

One-third of foreign workers plan to leave UK

By Gwen Ridler

One-third of foreign workers are considering leaving the UK, with highly-skilled EU workers the most likely to leave, revealed a survey from financial consultancy Deloitte.

Food manufacturers face the worst labour crisis in more than a decade

Food manufacturers face huge labour crisis

By Noli Dinkovski

The food and drink industry is facing its worst labour shortage in over a decade, and some firms risk failing to fill vacancies in the peak demand period before Christmas, the head of a labour providers’ association has warned.

A photograph, included in the report, shows a migrant worker picking tomatoes in Italy

Beware Italian tomatoes after migrant abuse warning

By Alice Foster

Food manufacturers that use tomato products from Italy should be “very concerned” about the massive exploitation of migrant workers there, warns the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).

The migrant worker shift

The migrant worker shift

By Rod Addy

A shrinking migrant workforce is compounding the food and drink industry's recruitment crisis. Rod Addy considers potential solutions

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