LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Government departments and other public bodies in Britain will have to take action to ensure their suppliers do not engage in modern slavery under measures announced on Tuesday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A government taskforce and proposed factory licensing scheme are unlikely to prevent labour abuses in Britain's garment industry without the involvement of trade unions and community groups to help workers, several advocates in the city of Leicester said.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fashion retailers such as Boohoo and Quiz should not abandon their suppliers in Britain over labour abuses but support them to improve working conditions, advocates said on Tuesday, amid growing scrutiny of garment factories in the city of Leicester.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is home to at least 100,000 modern slaves according to a new study, 10 times more than the official estimate, as activists warned 90% of victims may be going undetected.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's efforts to stop labour exploitation in the local supply chains of fashion brands such as Boohoo will only succeed if workers are encouraged to report abuses without fear of retaliation, its anti-slavery tsar said on Thursday.
LONDON, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reports of
labour exploitation at British garment factories that supply to
online fast fashion retailer Boohoo have sparked debate
about the role of brands and the government in protecting
workers from wage theft, abuse and modern slavery.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Labour rights are being eroded worldwide as more countries deny workers the ability to strike, unionise and negotiate better terms, a global trade union said on Thursday, warning that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to further setbacks.
LONDON, June 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reports of
suspected modern slavery in Britain are down for the first time
since 2016, the government said on Thursday, raising concerns
that lockdown is pushing victims deeper underground.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human traffickers will profit from rising nationalism fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic, the new United Nations expert on modern slavery said, warning that anti-migrant policies and rhetoric may prevent victims of exploitation from seeking help.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Criminal gangs that use young people to sell drugs across Britain could recruit more out-of-school children as the country's coronavirus lockdown eases, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said, also warning of a spike in online child sex abuse.