Thousands of British workers will need to gather the harvest

Thousands of British workers will need to assist gather the harvest as seasonal workers from different components of Europe are unable to journey due to the coronavirus lockdown, the setting minister stated on Wednesday.

British Environment Secretary George Eustice stated that in a traditional yr round 30,000 individuals come from primarily the European Union to do seasonal agricultural work, although solely a 3rd are right here now.

“We will need a significant number of British people, in particular those who have been furloughed, they have the chance if they want,” Eustice instructed BBC radio.

“We are getting huge interest from people wanting to do this,” he stated. “We need tens of thousands of people to do this work.”

The peak comes at the finish of May and through June, he stated.

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