As summer comes around it’s time for Britain’s annual “farmers whinging about labour shortages” article harvest. And this year it could be curtains for Wimbledon strawberries (cue gasp of middle class outrage). Just for a change of pace our latest cash crop crisis is being partially blamed on Brexit, with impacts from falling pound purchasing
Bongani Maponyane writes about the introduction this month of South Africa’s new Minimum Wage of R20 p/h (£1.20), and argues that it goes nowhere near far enough. There has been a lot of talk about the promise of a National Minimum Wage (NMW) in South Africa. This means wages cannot go below a certain level.
In this report from the shop floor, Greenford-based group Workers Wild West write about West London’s immense warehousing sector. Concentrating on Bakkavor’s Cumberland, Elveden, Abbeydale, Harrow and Premier Park sites, they take an in-depth look at conditions and explain how the scandal of Sports Direct is just everyday practice for bosses. We all heard about the scandal at the