Experiences of Forced Labour in the UK Food Industry (2012)
The UK government recently reaffirmed its commitment to eradicating modern-day slavery by creating the criminal offence of ‘forced labour’. Focusing on sub-sectors of the economy known to be home to significant levels of exploitation, the report seeks to identify forced labour in four ways. It:
- lists the key forced labour indicators affecting the 62 migrants interviewed;
- highlights the labour-market contexts closely associated with forced labour;
- discusses the practices employers engage in that, if severe enough or numerous enough, lead to forced labour situations;
- identifies the negative outcomes that result from workers experiencing forced labour.