Four years after the Rana Plaza tragedy and there are still reports of worker exploitation in the garment industry.
While the fashion industry may want to address worker exploitation in their supply chains, it would open them up to tremendous legal liability. This needs to change.
Nottingham: no more human trafficking.
Slavery is a local issue – and stopping it requires a local approach.
Foxconn was nominated for the 2011 Public Eye Award, which produced this image as part of its campaign to end labour exploitation.
The first ten years of the iPhone has been a bloody decade of labour abuse, especially in Chinese factories such as those run by Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer.
There is no transparency in how the Australian Border Force operates when it comes to deporting illegal migrant workers.
Australia needs to empower migrant workers to report abuse, and more effectively punish employers that do the wrong thing.
Just a little under ten years ago, many situations of temporary migrant labour exploitation would have been framed as issues of labour trafficking.
The primary focus in tackling temporary migrant labour exploitation is workplace breaches. But should it be?
Companies like Apple are acting on labour exploitation concerns.
The UK's Modern Slavery Act will push companies to act on forced labour, but Australia needs to follow this lead.