Transportation/ Logistics

The transportation sector encompasses both manufacturing and transport service personnel. Workers may face hazardous working conditions such as an underpayment of wages, a dangerous working environment and long working hours. In many countries, children are exploited in more informal forms of transportation work.Especially migrant workers are at risk for labour exploitation in this sector. They may find employment performing long-distance trucking, baggage handling in airports, and low-skilled rail and ship service work. Logistics management companies generally further sub-contract labor supply to employment agencies or use independent contractors which further creates vulnerability for exploitation.

US Supermarket Supply Chains: End the Human Suffering Behind our Food
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20 June 2018

Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and other corporate food giants dominate global food markets, allowing them to squeeze value from vast supply chains that span the...

Supermarket Responsibilities for Supply Chain Workers’ Rights – Continuing Challenges in Seafood Supply Chains and the Case for Stronger Supermarket Action
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20 June 2018

International food supply chains provide employment for tens of millions of women and men around the world, demonstrating the potential for private sector actors to fight poverty and inequality. Yet far too many work in appalling conditions. The ongoing challenges...

Dutch Supermarket Supply Chains: Ending the human suffering behind our food
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20 June 2018

Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and other corporate food giants dominate global food markets, allowing them to squeeze value from vast supply chains that span the...

German Supermarket Supply Chains: Ending the human suffering behind our food
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20 June 2018

Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and other corporate food giants dominate global food markets, allowing them to squeeze value from vast supply chains that span the...

Ripe for Change: Ending Human Suffering in Supermarket Supply Chains report
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20 June 2018

Millions of people around the world who farm, fish, and process the food in our stores are working extremely long hours, toiling in unsafe conditions, and earning only poverty wages. The report and its accompanying methodology note launch Oxfam’s new...

Strategic Leverage: Use of State and Local Laws to Enforce Labor Standards in Immigrant-Dense Occupations
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01 March 2018

This report examines how states and localities across the country—both red and blue, with and without a long history of labor-protection regimes—are developing innovative strategies to enforce labor standards, and to do so more strategically. Many of these approaches leverage...

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