Yle: Police look into human trafficking allegations after request by berry pickers

Berry pickers from Thailand

Roughly 50 berry pickers from Thailand have filed a request for inquiry with the Kainuu Police Department following a row over wages with a Kainuu-based berry processing company, Yle reports. The pickers view that their wages are insufficient to repay the high-interest credits provided by the Finnish company for travel expenses. Several policy-makers and human rights activists have already expressed their support for the pickers and urged the country to improve the position of migrant berry pickers. For example, Left Alliance MP Eila Tiainen believes migrant pickers are exploited by companies in Finland.

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