Stalker was a bit concerned by a comment to the website recently.
The correspondent indicated that as a picker they were being poorly treated. The comment appears below.
“I've been working for 14 months now at one of those mushroom farms, and it's true, the employers are treating us unfair, in the contracts they say we are going to be paid overtime however after 46-48 and more hours at work we still get the average picking rate that we've earned. Mine is about £6.50 p/h. My manager shouts at me, makes unproper comments and fun of me, if i have some problem at work i am treated unequally to another workers, basically if i open my mouth about something that's not right i got myself trouble. i believe it sounds like a slavery.”
It’s fairly troubling to receive such a comment. The geographical location for the comment was given as a town England.