Dirty water is given to day laborers in Altamira, Tamaulipas

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This same liquid is the one that is used for consumption of the cattle in the cattle ranch and for that reason, the workers of the field decided to denounce pending that the sanitary authorities intervene.

Farmworkers in Altamira, Tamaulipas, denounce that their employers make them drink dirty water when they harvest their products.

The day laborers of Ejido Las Lolas located north of Altamira exposed on social networks the photos of the type of water they have to drink during the day to avoid fatigue and rehydrate.

This situation caused annoyance among readers who described the fact as an inhumane treatment for people who seek to earn a living in the countryside and have dedicated themselves to these tasks for years.

Through a Facebook account, one of those affected, tired of this problem that had been kept secret for a long time, decided to expose the conditions in which they are made to work for a minimum payment.

The day laborers report that long ago, the fields hired drinking water tanks, which were used for staff consumption, however, after the crisis in recent years, they fill the containers with water from the dams to give them a drink.

Farmers hope that health authorities will help them to receive drinking water for consumption in the field.

This same liquid is the one that is used for consumption of the cattle in the cattle ranch and for that reason the workers of the field decided to denounce pending that the sanitary authorities intervene.

In the published photos you can see a black container from where they take the water that they distribute to the employees, as well as a transparent bottle that shows the liquid inside with a sandy color.

A few days ago, it was announced that the drought and the crisis presented by the coronavirus in the Altamira fields caused the prices of their products to collapse, for this reason producers cannot pay more than 1 or 1.50 pesos per kilo in the pinch of chili or other foods.

Farmers say that they are paid three or four pesos per kilo of product, consequently, they cannot pay more to those who help them collect all the crops. Meanwhile, those who benefit are those who engage in coyotaje and sell the same, but more expensively.

Source: milenio.com

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