Each year, they harvest a large part of the fruits and vegetables that we find on the shelves of our supermarkets. In the spring, they arrive by bus from Spain and spend several months in agricultural areas, often in makeshift accommodation. These are the posted workers. Some today denounce difficult working conditions, undeclared hours, “unworthy” housing.

Hidden work ?

Most of them come from South America, they are employed by Spanish temporary work companies. These companies offer French farmers a solution to the labor shortage to work in the fields. But several of them are now in the crosshairs of the justice system for hidden work.


An investigation by Laura Aguirre de Carcer, Thomas Guery, Marielle Krouk broadcast in “Special Envoy” on January 7, 2021.

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