Friends of seasonal workers

Canadian farmers and greenhouse operators hire 60,000 seasonal workers annually. With the income the workers earn, they’re able to enrich their families’ lives and communities in Mexico and the Caribbean. 

 

The Canadian Horticultural Council has released another video entitled ‘Friends’ in its public awareness campaign of the value of seasonal workers to Canada’s horticulture industry. Employers value these individuals not only for the critical labour they provide, but as friends to work alongside. Here’s the link to the video: https://bit.ly/2CtsYSe

 

Source: Canadian Horticultural Council January 18, 2019 communique. 

If latest news: 
Check if it is latest news (for "Latest News" page)
Publish date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Click to leave a comment

CAPTCHA
For security purposes, please confirm you are not a robot!

RELATED NEWS

United Fresh launches LIVE!

A fresh produce virtual platform will replace the in-person event slated for mid-June in San Diego. United Fresh LIVE! Will debut the week of June 15, 2020. 

Global virtual town hall

The Produce Marketing Association, based in Newark, Delaware, convened members from 21 countries to discuss the industry’s response to COVID-19. The virtual town hall revealed that bananas, potatoes, carrots and onions are in the highest demand.

U.S. Apple Association: guest workers urgently needed

The U.S. embassy has suspended processing of new H-2A worker applications in Mexico City and its offices across the country. The U.S. Apple Association, one of the founders of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, is asking for a reversal of that position. 

Canada ratifies USMCA

The Canadian Senate gave Royal Assent to the new United States-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement on March 13, 2020. It was an historic event, overshadowed by the global pandemic of COVID-19. 

Coronavirus not spread through food

The European Food Safety Authority is closely monitoring the global outbreak of coronavirus disease. Ironically, its headquarters are based in Parma, in the north of Italy, part of the lockdown by the Italian government.