Strike in Bornheim – what was it good for?

On Friday, May 15, 2020, roughly 200 harvest workers working on the farm Spargel & Erdbeerhof Ritter in Bornheim near Bonn went on strike. The insolvent company managed by law firm Schulte-Beckhausen had decided to throw the mostly Romanian workers out and to cast them out of their lodgings in the next few days. We […]

Pictures from Bornheim

We are far from finished: Our processing of the strike in Bornheim and the legal team’s work are in full swing. However, we do not want to keep our visual follow-up from you. Therefore, we have set up a gallery for our pictures. – more pictures in the gallery – (so far descriptions only available […]

Strike in Bornheim: Last workers leave

A good week of sweat, tears, cheers and frustration is drawing to a close. The last workers leave – whether to Romania or to new jobs. The promises made by the Romanian consulate to take care of job placement and homeward journeys were met only rudimentarily. The FAU, on the other hand, remained active and […]

“And they charged us for accommodation!”

(See also the video on Youtube.) The harvesters of the Asparagus and Strawberry Farm Ritter have been accommodated behind the fence of a container facility on the street “Am Ühlchen” in Bornheim for several years. These two-storey blocks of flats each consist of about 30 bedrooms, a few shower and toilet units, a storage room […]