Tomato pickers in Morocco Earn Poverty Wages
In the south of Morocco, 70,000 people – mainly women - are employed in tomato production, 90% of which ends up in Europe. Moroccan tomatoes sold in European supermarkets all year round are picked by workers who are paid poverty wages. Fairfood strives to ensure that living wages are paid to these workers who work long hours and get paid €5,60 a day. Fairfood empowers them, especially women, to stand up for their rights. This is Zahra’s story in two minutes.
Shrimp Peelers in Thailand Work Extremely Long Hours to Make Ends Meet
The Asian shrimp sector provides hundreds of thousands of jobs, however it pays its shrimp workers very low wages. Shrimp workers in Thailand, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh earn poverty wages of just a few euros a day, forcing them to work long hours with little to no job security. Fairfood is working together with several European supermarkets to ensure that these workers earn a living wage and invites consumers to join this effort. This is Sandar and Nal’s story in two minutes.
Sugarcane Workers in Central America Have Died Because of Chronic Kidney Disease CKDnT
Sugar and sugar products like ice-cream, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks fill the shelves of supermarkets every day as well as our own fridges. Almost all Central American countries produce large amounts of sugarcane. The long working days of sugarcane cutters, in warm conditions with lack of access to sufficient drinking water and shade, is making them suffer from the fatal Chronic Kidney Disease of non-Traditional causes. Fairfood is engaging with companies to ensure positive change in the lives of workers by implementing safe and healthy working conditions and invites consumers to join this effort. This is the bitter reality behind Nicaragua’s Rum.