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.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has today revealed serious failings in the police response to modern slav
Last week the Australian Government’s public consultation on a proposed modern slavery in supply chains reporting requirement came to a close.
Today Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) launches a ground breaking report: Risky Business: Tackling Exploitation in
Home Secretary Amber Rudd yesterday announced that all potential modern slavery cases would now be decided by a single unit within the Home Office, completely contradicting the findings of its own 2014 review of the decision-making process.
“They just tied a cable around my waist, and the guy on the roof had another cable around his waist and this is how we did things. I had to do it, otherwise they sent me home. If I said I didn’t want to do it, they would say: go home, we’ll find another.