Worker Voice Series - Bangladeshi Factory Worker

Worker Voice Series - Bangladeshi Factory Worker

In the week that honours the victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse, it seems fitting to revisit the plight of Bangladeshi clothes factory workers. Four years after serious safety breaches brought unnecessary large-scale tragedy to a community of garment workers, how do today’s fast fashion manufacturers treat their employees?

As Customers We Come Face To Face With Modern Slavery

As Customers We Come Face To Face With Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is a crime that can take many forms, but it is always designed to be hidden from view. It is not a crime that can be witnessed easily in broad daylight, and often victims are bound as much psychologically as they are physically.

And yet many of the industries that are at high risk of illegal recruitment practices tend to be customer facing. Manual labourers, car washes, nail salons… they all have direct touchpoints with consumers as part of their work.

Worker Voice Series – Manual Labour Slavery in the UK

Worker Voice Series – Manual Labour Slavery in the UK

In this series we’ll be sharing stories of individuals who have experienced slavery first-hand in the UK labour market. We want to bring people’s attention to the illegal recruitment practices happening all around us, and how these systems of slavery are created in the first place.

This week we look deeper into a few cases of manual slave labour here in the UK.

Seen and Heard – Documenting the Plight of Modern Slaves in our Supply Chains

Seen and Heard – Documenting the Plight of Modern Slaves in our Supply Chains

Next week we’ll begin a Worker Voice blog series, highlighting the stories of survivors of modern slavery and trafficking in the UK. Each week we’ll be putting the spotlight on a different case study of employee rights abuse in Britain, building to a picture of labour mistreatment in our supply chains today.