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Government To Ask Millions Of Students And Furloughed Workers To Pick Fruit And Veg

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. The government is to ask millions of university students and furloughed workers to pick fruit and veg amid the coronavirus crisis in a national “Pick for Britain” campaign next week. The pandemic and its restrictions on travel means farms will no longer be able to rely on temporary staff, many of whom come from Eastern Europe each year to harvest crops. Ministers are expected to officially launch a national call to action in the coming days, alongside industry bosses, to ensure vital...
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