Migrant Workers

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).

UKIP agriculture spokesman: “Any worker who is here legally at the moment will stay here'

Oxford Farming Conference

UKIP spokesman speaks up for migrant workers

By Michael Stones

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has acknowledged the contribution of migrant workers to the food industry, while its agriculture spokesman revealed how his poultry business relied on a contractor staffed by east European workers.

Much of the UK food industry relied on the contributions of overseas nationals

UK food industry depends on migrants

By Michael Stones

Migrant workers make a key contribution to food and drink manufacturing and their loss to the sector would be seriously damaging, according to informed industry sources.

Are UK food and drink manufacturers too reliant on migrant workers?

Food manufacturers ‘too reliant’ on migrant workers

By Mike Stones

Food and drink manufacturers’ “over-reliance” on migrant workers and the challenge of attracting young recruits, were hot topics at Food Manufacture’s HR forum. Here, we capture a flavour – in quotes – of a wide-ranging and, at times, hard-hitting debate.

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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