GLAA / ProForce launch Employer Rights videos

GLAA / ProForce launch Employer Rights videos

6 Jun 2023

Seasonal workers from across the world have spoken about working on UK farms in a new video designed to increase awareness of employment rights for those arriving in the country for the first time.

The film is part of a package of measures to better protect and educate workers and ensure that their expectations of seasonal agricultural work are matched by the reality.

Workers discuss how they were recruited for the scheme and explain that they did not have to pay any job-finding fees before starting work.

They explain to viewers what a normal working day involves, how they are paid, their accommodation, and what they do in their spare time.

The video ends with workers giving advice to those coming to the UK on the scheme about what to expect.

Workers can watch the film in English, with versions subtitled into Bulgarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Nepali, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian and Uzbek. The finished product is now being distributed by the sponsors to the countries in which they are recruiting this year.

The video was created by Pro-Force and has received ongoing support from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and the Work Rights Centre, an independent charity specialising in providing advice to migrant workers about their employment rights.

You can watch the English version in full here.