Monday, November 1, 2010

A season in hell

The agricultural sector’s relationship with employment law is tenuous almost everywhere; the irregular, perishable nature of production means exceptional provisions in many countries’ laws. In France, seasonal work was thought up in the 1960s to acquire manpower for the Provence “apple factories” and Languedoc grape harvests from Morocco, Tunisia and Poland. The contracts issued by the International Migrations Office and then its replacement, the National Agency for Foreigners and Migrants, (...)
by Lucile Garçon and Rami Zurayk

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