Feeding the Nation Project launches resources to empower migrants

The ESRC project ‘Feeding the Nation: seasonal migrant workers and food security during the COVID-19 pandemic‘ led by Dr. Roxana Barbulescu of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS), School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds (PI) and Dr. Carlos Vargas-Silva of the Centre on Migration Policy and Society at the University of Oxford (Co-I) has launched a set of informative mutlilingual and multimedia tailored for seasonal migrant workers in agriculture.

The resources are aimed to address the needs of EUSS seasonal workers and Tier 5 Seasonal Visa holders. They are available as a downloadable flyer and as thematic video produced in English, Romanian, Ukrainian and Russian. They include information on the rights of seasonal workers with the two statuses while in UK as well as a series of useful links and contacts including reporting and claim mechanisms for reporting National Minimum Wage violations or Modern day Slavery. Please find the materials here https://neweuropeans.uk/seasonal-workers/.The materials have been co-produced in partnership with the charity New Europeans UK and the law firm Seraphus.

The aim of these resources is to empower vulnerable temporary migrants and to increase standards in the farming sector. The launch coincides with the International Migrants Day.