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Modern slavery still a force in U.K.

Neil Hodge | May 22, 2018

While the United Kingdom may be at the forefront of trying to stamp out slavery and other forms of forced labour, a report by the country’s anti-slavery enforcement agency has found that exploitation and abuse of workers is widespread across the U.K. economy, with a wide range of industrial sectors being prone to the mistreatment of employees.

Ranging from wages theft to slavery, the United Kingdom’s Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has identified agriculture, construction, hotels, food and catering, and warehouse work as among some of the key areas that are prone to using slave labour.

Nail bars, car washes, garment manufacturing, taxi driving, domestic work, and social care are also highlighted as sectors where labour abuses commonly occur.

The report, The Nature and Scale of Labour Exploitation Across All Sectors...

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