A migrant worker scheme designed to prevent the collapse of a key Tayside and Fife industry is a “recipe for exploitation”, MPs were told.
seasonal agricultural workers scheme
Conservative ministers are snubbing SNP MPs on issues like the Tay Cities Deal in favour of meeting Tory colleagues, according to Pete Wishart.
Desperate farmers will be able to bring in workers from outside the EU under a trial migrant scheme expected to be announced this week.
A Tory MP has warned the Prime Minster that her failure to revive a foreign workers system will lead to “devastating scenes” on farms in Tayside and Fife.
The only way to tackle the unfolding labour crisis in Scotland’s fruit-picking industry is for Holyrood to take control of immigration, says an SNP minister.
Farmers are going on recruiting trips to Eastern Europe and offering loans to potential workers amid “desperate” labour shortages.