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What does SAWS stand for?

SAWS stands for Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (UK)


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THE NFU's seasonal labour survey points to serious limitations for growers if the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) ends after 2013, as Government considers whether a replacement scheme will be put in place.
The Government originally scrapped the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme as part of its efforts to restrict immigration from outside the EU, following Gordon Brown's promise of "British jobs for British workers".
Mr Luff said in the letter: "I urge you once again to re-open the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme to the Ukraine and Russia - but in the sure and certain knowledge that this is not liberalisation of immigration rules but rather a return to an old status quo that worked so well, and which you have carelessly and thoughtlessly destroyed.
A lack of workers from within the EU applying to work on horticultural farms, combined with the government's decision to restrict the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme to Romanians and Bulgarians, has left many growers straggling to source temporary labour, they claimed.
Farmers and growers needed 48% more workers from EU countries and 3% more through the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme, the findings showed--20% more overall.