September 8, 2020, 10:54 am
Robin Hopkins says
September 9, 2020 at 3:21 pm
I read the comments and I think I might understand why there is a problem getting pickers. Who would have thought! We offer a kinder and gentler Canadian style of exploitation (Mexican lite) that our fellow citizens tend not to favour, but the TFWs just lap it up.
Marjo Koskinen says
September 9, 2020 at 6:51 am
A young person and friend decided recently to pick pears at an orchard west of Oliver to experience what orchard pickers are going through. She said it was quite bad, i.e., no washrooms and no accommodation. They lived in a tent without access to water in hot conditions. There were no toilets so every time they had to go, they had to waste time driving to the nearest gas station. She said it was quite the learning experience!
Carolyn Tipler says
September 9, 2020 at 7:55 am
Yes I am sure it was a learning experience but surprised that there were no washrooms as this is required now likely thru Work Safe BC or maybe Interior Health? – there has been a porta potty brought to the neighbouring orchard each time there were pickers there for the various crops this year, never saw this before in 22 years.
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