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Author: Lisa O’Carroll, the Guardian
“The proposed closure of UK borders to low-skilled workers after Brexit risks driving vulnerable EU citizens into modern slavery, charities have said.”...
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Kenya: 4 Chinese Chez Wou Restaurant employees arrested over caning of a local worker for allegedly being late to work
Author: Joel Odidi, The EastAfrican (Kenya)
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USA: Franchise workers to struggle to file lawsuits against parent company over labour abuse under new law
Author: Noam Scheiber, New York Times (USA)
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More information on this can be found in a 2013 letter from Howard Schultz, here....
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Kenya: Lack of state-supported human trafficking victims support services hampering perpetrator accountability
Prosecution of perpetrators of human trafficking in Kenya is often hampered by lack of state-provided victim support services such as aftercare shelter and counselling services. This has seen prosecutorial agencies rely on non-governmental...
Author: Roberto Almeida, Instituto Sociambiental-ISA (Brazil)
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New Zealand: Ex-employees file sexual harassment claims against KFC & Pizza Hut following failures to address rape & harassment
Author: Alison Mau, Stuff
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USA: Starbucks workers demand action to address 'discriminatory practices' & laws mandating consistent schedules
Author: Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Author: Jessie Yeung, CNN Business
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