When we hear the words 'Slavery' or 'Forced Labour' our minds go to the third world countries, yet this is happening right on our doorstep and we need to stop it.
Do you see groups of people standing around waiting to be collected very early in the morning and brought back late at night?.
This is just one of the signs we should be looking out for, but there are many more.
If you suspect forced labour maybe happening, report it and let the Police investigate.
Showing signs of injury, abuse and malnourishment
They look unkempt, are often in the same clothing and have poor hygiene
Appearing to be under the control and influence of others
Living in cramped, dirty, overcrowded accommodation
They have no access or control of their passport or identity documents
Appearing scared, avoiding eye contact, and being untrusting
They’re collected very early and/or returned late at night on a regular basis
May have inappropriate clothing / lack of safety equipment for the work they are performing,
May be isolated from the local community and their family
A powerful short video that shows the methods used by employers creating a circle that cannot be broken.
Credit to: International Labour Organization
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