High school teacher, Syrdarya region, May 2017

September 15, 2017

“How about payment?! Remember, I have already told you that teachers are involved in this work because they are a free workforce. During the cotton harvest they pay a little, but during the cotton cultivation, it is us who pay. They do not pay us for the field work. We pay for our food and transportation ourselves. Buses usually take us punctually to the fields early in the morning. However, when it comes to returning back home, in most of cases we have to wait for a long time in the heat. If we are not far away from the main traffic, we go and take a taxi ourselves.”