What employment and business practices could reduce forced labour?
Changed employment and business practices could promote decent work. A range of other tools could help curb forced labour including the regulation and enforcement of labour rights, trade unions and immigration law.
Forced labour has been reported in low-skill, low-wage jobs in the UK including care, construction, cleaning, entertainment, health, food and agriculture, domestic work and hospitality. However, the scope and extent of forced labour remains largely unknown. This study examines the business structures, processes and pressures that may drive or facilitate the use of forced labour in the UK. Making recommendations to the business community, government and trade unions and migrant community organisations to help reduce forced labour, the study found that: