Spanish lorry strike.

Told at market this morning spanish haulage industry is striking 20th December to & including 22nd December. That is the bosses are striking because of high costs no trucks moving.

I would have thought most produce here for Xmas, but a problem perhaps.
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
Who wants to eat a load of imported salad in middle of winter ?
If there weren't millions of people in this country that do want it they wouldn't be on strike would they.
No salad available will be a complete disaster for an enormous amount of households and caterers, a ham and turnip sandwich is not going to cut it.
 

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
And this is a disgrace, I don't care what anyone says....

Screenshot (1117).png
 

david

Member
Location
County Down
If there weren't millions of people in this country that do want it they wouldn't be on strike would they.
No salad available will be a complete disaster for an enormous amount of households and caterers, a ham and turnip sandwich is not going to cut it.
They can always fly it over to UK if folks want it.
 

david

Member
Location
County Down
Or when you see the insanitary conditions that the North African workforce exist in, by all accounts.
Would be very interesting to see what the biological and fecal loading is on some of these products ? Would probably scare the sh1t out of consumers !

I have been told how bad working conditions and sanitary facilities are for these workers by an English guy who worked over in Spain as a crop manager for 11 years.
 
But it's ok as the folks in UK don't have to look at it.

They are running out of water to grow the crops, and when you see sight of the pesticide residues report for some of the produce, you would probably wouldn't want to eat it.
and I believe employees are treated like modern day slaves, but people would rather make a fuss about someone dead hundreds of years (so obviously it makes no difference to them) and topple a statue, than do something to stop present day mis treatment of people and interfere with their own eating habits.
 

caveman

Member
Location
East Sussex.
Years ago, I used to haul a lot of coppice timber to the Bowaters pulp mill near Sittingbourne.
The stench from the rotten, recycled water used in the process of pulping was more and more horrendous, the closer to the factory I got.
All I can taste in continental (Spanish) grown salad, whenever I'm exposed to it, is the stench I experienced back then.
Revolting crap. I won't eat it.
 
Last edited:

david

Member
Location
County Down
Vans ? You can get a lot of lettuce, cu's and peppers in the back of a Mercedes sprinter van.

Or tractor and trailer ? JCB fast trac ?

Plenty of options.
 

Latest Poll on TFF

  • Yes

    Votes: 22 15.1%
  • No

    Votes: 124 84.9%

JCB launches Fastrac ‘iCon’

  • 143
  • 0
Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

JCB has launched new Fastrac 4000 and 8000 Series tractors with an all-new electronics infrastructure which is claimed to deliver higher levels of performance. According to JCB, the new Fastrac iCon operator environment has three key features: iConfigure – creating a bespoke control experience for every operator iConnect – integrating advanced precision agriculture technology iControl – redefining operation through new driveline software The 175hp to 348hp (133kW to 260kW) Fastracs feature the new iCon armrest console and touch-screen display to provide flexibility in operator allocation and operator information, as well as a new transmission control strategy to enhance operator comfort and powertrain efficiency, says the manufacturer...
Top