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4 Mar 2020

For International Women’s Day, which takes place on Sunday 8th March 2020, FLEX highlights the need for new approaches to tackle sexual harassment and Gender-Based Violence at work.

Blog
28 Feb 2020

Worker-driven social responsibility (WSR) is a new model for tackling labour abuse and exploitation in supply chains. Recognising its success in the US and elsewhere, FLEX has been scoping the adaptability of the model to the UK context. This research aims to provide useful insights on transferability of WSR to new contexts and sectors. Join us on 25th March 2020, together with the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network, for a webinar to discuss our findings and the model more broadly. 

News
24 Jan 2020

This survey, designed with input from FLEX Peer Researchers, will help us understand how wide-ranging the problems uncovered so far are, and build up the robust evidence base needed to create labour market policies that truly work for workers, especially those most marginalised.

Blog
19 Dec 2019

To celebrate International Migrants Day on December 18th, this week FLEX will publish four new blogs written by our peer researchers, in which they share their experiences as migrant workers in the UK and their views on what is needed to ensure our workplaces are free from abuse and exploitation.

Blog
18 Dec 2019

To celebrate International Migrants Day on December 18th, this week FLEX will publish four new blogs written by our peer researchers, in which they share their experiences as migrant workers in the UK and their views on what is needed to ensure our workplaces are free from abuse and exploitation.

Blog
17 Dec 2019

To celebrate International Migrants Day on December 18th, this week FLEX will publish four new blogs written by our peer researchers, in which they share their experiences as migrant workers in the UK and their views on what is needed to ensure our workplaces are free from abuse and exploitation.

Blog
16 Dec 2019

To celebrate International Migrants Day on December 18th, this week FLEX will publish four new blogs written by our peer researchers, in which they share their experiences as migrant workers in the UK and their views on what is needed to ensure our workplaces are free from abuse and exploitation.

News
12 Nov 2019

In the run up to the General Election 2019, read FLEX's 9 policies which would help to end labour exploitation.

News
12 Nov 2019

FLEX is the co-chair of the Modern Slavery Strategy Implementation Group: Task and Finish Sub-Group on Prevention ('MSSIG Prevent'). This is a stakeholder body which advises government on prevention policy and activity. In its September member meeting, the MSSIG Prevent discussed the issue of exploitation of migrant domestic workers who enter the UK on the 'Overseas Domestic Workers' visa. Several members raised concerns about the perceived contradiction between this visa and the government's stated aims regarding the eradication of modern slavery and have now published a statement to that effect.

Blog
24 Oct 2019

It’s vital that all workers can seek support if they experience harm at work. That’s why yesterday FLEX welcomed experts from Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany for a discussion on secure reporting for undocumented workers experiencing abuse and exploitation.