Language model AIs seem smart because of how they string words together, but in reality they can’t do anything without many people guiding them every step of the way.
Most farmworkers were not even aware that the farm they worked on was Fairtrade certified.
A psychological mechanism called ‘motivated reasoning’ helps us justify the ethical burden away.
Lawmakers and courts in Ghana must strengthen protections for drivers of ride hailing companies
One in six fishers in the Gulf of Thailand have been coerced or deceived into working against their will.
During California’s deadliest wildfire season, 2,000 prison inmates fought the flames on USD$1 a day.
South African actors are lobbying government to demand better working conditions and labour protection.
Associating all bridging visas with ‘scammers’ and ‘illegal migrants’ misses the bigger picture of the role bridging visas play in our changing immigration regime.
Most hand car wash workers are subject to some form of labour exploitation, says new report
Our ‘Tony Stark’ image of tech moguls is obscuring the talent and toil of ordinary workers, and inflating the egos of the bosses.
The company’s value exceeds the GDP of many countries, but Apple has human rights, ethical and environmental problems to match in its vast supply chain.
There are other ways of exploiting victims in the ‘business model’ of modern slavery.
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.
Slavery is a local issue – and stopping it requires a local approach.
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.
Australia needs to empower migrant workers to report abuse, and more effectively punish employers that do the wrong thing.
The primary focus in tackling temporary migrant labour exploitation is workplace breaches. But should it be?
The UK’s Modern Slavery Act will push companies to act on forced labour, but Australia needs to follow this lead.