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Invisible workers: Underpaid, exploited and put at risk on Europe’s farms


Euronews

They toil away for hours on end, under blazing sunshine or drenching rain, to cultivate and harvest the fruits and vegetables we so easily take for granted.

As the coronavirus pandemic swept across Europe, those helping to bring food to our plates suddenly became visible, even hailed as "essential workers". But for the past six decades, the European Union's farming policy has overlooked their labour rights and living conditions.

The EU’s common agricultural policy – which accounts for over a third of the bloc's budget – aims to support farm owners and pumps nearly €60 billion into the sector each year. The working conditions of those employed by these farms, however, are not even mentioned in the subsidies scheme.

"At the moment we have this crazy situation where we actually have better protection for animals than for some of these workers on our farms," said German Green MEP Daniel Freund. (...)

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https://youtu.be/YppH-6WhAn0

Tags: #europe #europen union #labour #labour rights #agricuture #spain #france #exploitation #migrant workers #meat #meat production #vegetables #fruit #germany #social dumping #farming #farming policy #living conditions #working conditions
 

Invisible workers: Underpaid, exploited and put at risk on Europe’s farms


Euronews

They toil away for hours on end, under blazing sunshine or drenching rain, to cultivate and harvest the fruits and vegetables we so easily take for granted.

As the coronavirus pandemic swept across Europe, those helping to bring food to our plates suddenly became visible, even hailed as "essential workers". But for the past six decades, the European Union's farming policy has overlooked their labour rights and living conditions.

The EU’s common agricultural policy – which accounts for over a third of the bloc's budget – aims to support farm owners and pumps nearly €60 billion into the sector each year. The working conditions of those employed by these farms, however, are not even mentioned in the subsidies scheme.

"At the moment we have this crazy situation where we actually have better protection for animals than for some of these workers on our farms," said German Green MEP Daniel Freund. (...)

Full article

https://youtu.be/YppH-6WhAn0

Tags: #europe #europen union #labour #labour rights #agricuture #spain #france #exploitation #migrant workers #meat #meat production #vegetables #fruit #germany #social dumping #farming #farming policy #living conditions #working conditions
 
I doubt both. Johnson won't say a word and it won't be the end of the conservatives. At least not as long as Labour and Libdem are as useless as they are now.

https://twitter.com/cliodiaspora/status/1207437918068973574?s=19

#Brexit #UK #politics #Tories #conservatives #Labour #LibDems #parties

Twitter: Prof Tanja Bueltmann on Twitter (Prof Tanja Bueltmann)

 
Marina about the upcoming "The People" vs "The Establishment/Elites" election:

Johnson, Corbyn and Farage are all for ‘the people’ against ‘the elite’. This could end badly

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #election #generalelection #thepeople #theestablishment #theelites #Tories #Labour
 
Looks like the Brexiteers are pulling out Project Fear. Big time. £10 trillion is around 4-5 times the entire British economy. Which is going to disappear over night. Yeah, right....

https://twitter.com/DmitryOpines/status/1189936533803012096?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #ProjectFear #lies #propaganda #Economy #Tories #Labour

Twitter: Dmitry Grozoubinski on Twitter (Dmitry Grozoubinski)

 
So Boris Johnson gets the election he so desperately wanted. And by doing that he actually throws the Remainers a lifeline. Many think the Tories will easily win this election. While it is possible that he wins it I think there's still a good chance that he'll rue the decision to go after an election instead of sitting it out and somehow pushing through his WA. He was quite close. Now if the Remainers get their act together and Boris Johnson messes up a few times (plenty of opportunities for him to do that) there could very well be another hung parliament (among other reasons because there's a good chance the old two party system is dead). There could even be "grand coalition" of Labour, LibDems and SNP as almost certainly nobody will enter a coalition with the Tories if they don't get a majority.

This could get very interesting. And very very nasty.

Election 2019: Remainers have one last chance

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #election #generalelection #vote #voting #Tories #Labour #LibDems #SNP #party
 
Not surprising at all I think. And I believe very plausible and possible I'd the "smaller" parties get it right. Both the Tories and Labour are past their sell by date for a growing part of the population

Professor John Curtice Makes Surprising Prediction For General Election 2019

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #election #generalelection #Tory #Labour
 
A pessimistic but I fear also realistic view of the UK (or better rUK) should Boris Johnson really #GetBrexitDone (or better #GetBrexitStarted as the hashtag should really be…)

BREXIT: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE LONG TERM?

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #decline #Tories #Labour
 
Ein Quadratmeter, schallisoliert: Japaner sollen in Zellen am Bahnhof arbeiten - n-tv.de https://www.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/Japaner-sollen-in-Zellen-am-Bahnhof-arbeiten-article21183575.html

Hellcome to the future... ;)


Tags: #economy #labour

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Ein Quadratmeter, schallisoliert: Japaner sollen in Zellen am Bahnhof arbeiten - n-tv.de https://www.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/Japaner-sollen-in-Zellen-am-Bahnhof-arbeiten-article21183575.html

Hellcome to the future... ;)


Tags: #economy #labour

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Some interesting thoughts about the two party system in the UK:
Why binary politics leaves Britain all at sea | David Mitchell | Opinion | The Guardian
#Brexit #UK #politics #Labour #Tories #parties #binary #party
 
Seven Labour MPs leave the Labour party to form an independent group.

Tory cabinet minister to EU: look how unreliable Labour are, you can only rely on us.

Three Tory MPs: hold our beers.....

#Brexit #UK#EU #politics #Labour #Tory #independent #party
 
One to watch if anything useful develops out of this? Both Tories and Labour I feel are finished. But as of yet there's nothing to replace them. May be one day soon there will be?
Labour and Tory MPs in talks over setting up new centrist party | Politics | The Guardian
#Brexit #UK #politics #party #parties #Tories #Labour #centrist #newparty
 
Marina brilliantly scathing about our useless politicians again:
Our destiny is in the hands of Rees-Mogg’s unfinished robot sidekick | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #economy #crash #politicians #Tories #Labour #Rees-Mogg #May #Baker #columnist
 
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