On Thursday, March 5, an activity program entitled "Voces Situadas" was held at the Reina Sofía Museum, in Madrid. It served to address the situation of Moroccan women working in Huelva's berry campaign. The program included, among other activities, a round table in which the process of hiring at origin and the working conditions in the field were discussed.
The manager of Interfresa, Pedro Marín, and the head of the Plan of Ethical, Labor, Social and Equality Responsibility (Prelsi), Borja Ferrera, attended the event and outlined their perceptions on the reality of the temporary laborers in the strawberry fields, calling into question all the approaches of the Solidarity Reception Network, organizer of the event.
Initially, the organizers of the program were reluctant for Huelva representatives to participate and intervene in the debate, but Ferrera was eventually able to. He denied all the accusations regarding racism, harassment, exploitation or violence against the North African laborers harvesting the berries.
In his speech, the director of Prelsi denied the alleged situation of vulnerability of the laborers and assured that the social responsibility plan protects all their labor rights and their socio-sanitary conditions during their stay in Huelva.
Ferrera said that the meeting, far from addressing and giving visibility to working conditions, was an actual attack on the berry sector and an attempt to discredit it with "falsehoods".