The Lithuanian ‘slaves’ highlight the holes in Britain’s anti-trafficking strategy | Aidan McQuade
[PDF]PREVENTING TRAFFICKING FOR LABOUR EXPLOITATION – Ucatt
5 Mar 2014 – Preventing Trafficking For Labour Exploitation. Summary.
Apologies for the link not working, however the article is worth reading and easy to find.
UK gangmasters exploiting £8-a-week workers http://ind.pn/1HdXYor
It seems rather than the working class enjoying betterment of their conditions as a result of all the wealth the migrants are bringing into the country, workers are now having to compete for wages with people working for £8 a week. This explains recent changes in employment such as zero hours contracts and changes to Welfare conscripting people into work for less than the minimum wage and working for nothing.
People trafficking into slave labour conditions is now a major organised criminal racket.
Yes, government. We all love migrants. Perhaps you could put your money where your mouth is and crack down on migrant exploitation? And stop exploiting the local labour force as well.
WE WANT LIVING WAGE JOBS AND DECENT AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION.
With all the wealth 4 million + migrants have brought into the country in the last 10 years you should be awash with money to afford it.
Human cost of supermarket price wars: Probe reveals migrant workers exploited by gangmasters http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/human-cost-supermarket-food-price-3955234#lClD=sharebar_twitter
There is an astonishing absence of police presence and media attention to migrant labour exploitation. The media front pages prompt police attention when an idiot gives a migrant verbal abuse ( what the hell, as a woman growing up in Northern Ireland I got street verbal from men on a regular basis, and no police turned up to arrest the culprits) but are strangely absent when they are being grossly underpaid = given 3rd world country wages – and living in insanitary and overcrowded accommodation. We still have laws on intimidation, extortion, a minimum wage and living conditions and Health and Safety, haven’t we?
Sunday School teachers can deal with respecting others for free. How about the police backing up the governments neverending rhetoric about being polite to foreigners with the same obsessive compulsive minute attention to migrants having the laws of the land broken against them with impunity.
Forced labor in America: Thousands of workers are being held against their will http://www.vox.com/2014/10/22/7024483/labor-trafficking-immigrants-exploitation-forced-us-agriculture-domestic-servants-hotel-workers?
The issue of migration is always on the news and is always contentious – yet, short of dramatic disasters such as the deaths of the Chinese cockle pickers in Britain, the issue of exploitation of migrants is largely ignored. Why? Because it would amount to an admission that a strong motivation behind large-scale and largely unsupervised migration is in order to maximise profits by exploiting labour? But what is the explanation for the general silence and indifference of Trades Unions?
The anti-racist, anti-Fascist and anti-religious extremism organisation, Hope Not Hate, has this important piece about the Coalition’s stance on migrant slavery in the UK today, Which side of history will Britain be on slavery? Today is the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, but the article also reminds us that there are 36 million people in slavery around the world today, including, odiously, 13,000 migrant servants living here in the UK.
The article discusses how the Coalition voted out the Lords’ amendments to the Modern Slavery Bill. These included the rights for migrant domestic workers to leave the employers. Four years ago this same coalition refused to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s Convention, which would also have allowed migrant servants to leave their employers. Karen Bradey, the government’s minister for modern slavery and organised crime last week again refused appeals for the…
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