Theresa May has declared war on the scourge of ‘modern slavery’, promising to defeat this ‘vile business model’ at its source.
Three days ago Paul Broadbent – CEO of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, a close friend and colleague to Focus on Labour Exploitation passed away. FLEX pays its respects to a fine man who worked so hard to improve the lives of those threatened with labour exploitation.
The recent #metoo campaign should have made decision-makers acutely aware of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace.
In a report published last week, law makers have called for tough measures to prevent human trafficking for labour exploitation in Australia
Last week the Labour Exploitation Advisory Group (LEAG) brought together experts from a broad range of civil society organisations for a half-day forum on Brexit and labour exploita
Accessible advice and reporting gateways for workers to get information about their employment rights and report abuses are key to the prevention of labour exploitation.
Yesterday the Work and Pensions and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committees jointly called for the Government to get tough on unscrupulous employers who abuse workers.
More than £200 billion, about a third of the UK Government budget, is spent on purchasing goods and services (public procurement). This gives the Government leverage and represents an opportunity to show leadership in progressing workers’ rights in supply chains.
Delayed and non-payment of wages, excessive working hours, and forced labour are among the many issues f
FLEX urges Migration Advisory Committee review to learn lessons from the USA and Australia where temporary worker schemes have led to widespread exploitation.
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