Seasonal fruit pickers left thousands in debt after being sent home early from UK farms

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Nepali workers who quit jobs and borrowed cash to come to UK are out of work just weeks after arriving

Nepali workers hired to pick fruit on British farms say they have been left thousands of pounds in debt after being sent home only weeks after they arrived.

The fruit pickers were recruited under the government’s seasonal worker scheme and say they were offered work for six months. But less than two months after arriving, they were told they were no longer needed and instructed to book flights home.

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Written by Emiliano Mellino and Shanti Das
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/nov/13/seasonal-fruit-pickers-left-thousands-in-debt-after-being-sent-home-early-from-uk-farms under the title “Seasonal fruit pickers left thousands in debt after being sent home early from UK farms”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.