29 Mar. 2021

Migrant Labour on the World’s Farms


Part two of a three-part online event series hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung – in englischer und spanischer Sprache!

Event location: Livestream

Date: 29 March, 2021

Time: 10:00 Buenos Aires (ART), 15:00 Geneva (CEST), 15:00 Johannesburg (SAST) and 18:30 New Delhi (IST)

Registration required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cv-e6jQuTiiNVAcP1ZkZGg

The event will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation.

Migrant Labour on the World’s Farms

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 10:00 Buenos Aires (ART), 15:00 Berlin (CEST), 15:00 Johannesburg (SAST) and 18:30 New Delhi (IST)

Globally, capitalist agriculture seeks to lower labour costs as much as possible. Working as a farmworker in rural areas is very precarious as a result. Migrant labour is being used on more and more farms around the world. Migrant labour includes either foreign migrant or internal migrant labour. In many circumstances, farmers replace permanent staff with seasonal and migrant workers, fostering tensions among workers. Racism within the workforce is becoming a problem. The position of migrant farmworkers is often weaker than that of other workers. Do they face more exploitation than others? How do they live? How is migration organized, which networks are involved, and who benefits from it in the end?

  • Sudhir Katiyar, Centre for Labor Research and Action, India
  • tbc, Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union, (CSAAWU), South Africa
  • Benjamin Luig, European Migrant Workers Union (EMWU), IG BAU, Germany
  • Sinthia Hernandez, Lideres Campesinas, USA

Moderation: Tauqueer Ali Sabri, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, South Asia