FLEX has published a new report revealing a range of labour abuses and risk of exploitation in London’s construction sector, including workers not being paid, being physically and verbally abused, and being forced to work in dangerous conditions. Their report, “Shaky Foundations: Labour Exploitation in London’s Construction Sector” draws on interviews and surveys with migrant construction workers in London to shine a spotlight on the labour abuses present that can lead to exploitation.

This short animation presents the research’s findings in brief.

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Fighting Human Trafficking in Conflict: 10 Ideas for Action by the United Nations Security Council
Videos 12 September 2016

An estimated 45.8 million people live in modern slavery. The International Labour Organization estimates that global profits from forced labour surpass US$150 billion per annum, suggesting that slavery, forced labour and human trafficking are more pr...Read More

TAGS: Global
The Secret Gardeners – child trafficking from Vietnam
Videos 10 April 2018

The Secret Gardeners, created by Animage Films and Oscar-nominated animator Erica Russell, aims to inform professionals about the plight of children who are forced by organised crime gangs to grow drugs in houses across the UK but who often face crim...Read More

Launch of the Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Human Trafficking Organisations
News & AnalysisVideosEvents 17 May 2018

When: May 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A, United Kingdom

Given the rapid development of initiatives aimed at helping businesses fight human trafficking, the RESPECT Initiative (comprising Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)),...

TAGS: Global
Responsible Recruitment vs. Human Trafficking of Migrant Workers
VideosWebinarsEvents 09 June 2016

When: June 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Public and private employment agencies, when appropriately regulated, play an important role in ensuring opportunities for productive employment and decent work, and promoting the efficient and equitable functioning of labour markets. However, concerns have been raised about the growing role...