Labor migration could affect fruit and berry harvest
KYIV. May 15 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The large number of labor migrants from Ukraine could affect the fruit and berry harvest, according to experts from the Ukrsadprom association.
"All this is hand labor, therefore, in addition to the weather, people are another important factor that can affect the harvest," Head of Ukrsadprom Dmytro Kroshka said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday.
At the same time, he pointed out the interest in the labor resources of Ukrainian enterprises, which for their part offer labor compensation at the European level.
According to Director of the Berry Nursery Brusviana Liliana Dmytriyeva, the situation in 2018 is more optimistic than a year earlier. So, according to her, in 2017 the market was forced to unreasonably and sharply raise the remuneration for harvesting.
"Last year, as soon as the visa-free regime was opened, a certain group of people left for Europe at all farms, and this year the main part of them returned, because working abroad is not so easy: a high salary, but for 12 hours, not for eight... as well as other costs, lack of health insurance... And in general - a different attitude to people," she said.