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UK officials struggle to persuade suspected modern slaves to accept help

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London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Britain’s anti-labour exploitation agency is ramping up investigations into worker abuses and uncovering more suspected victims of modern slavery, but few are choosing to receive support from the government, a report showed on Thursday. The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority – which has police-style powers and inspects sites from factories to […]

UK anti-slavery charity sees jump in labour abuse calls to helpline

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Calls about labour abuse to a British helpline rose 42 per cent last year as workers at building sites, hotels and car washes raised the alarm about unsafe or exploitative conditions, a report by an anti-slavery charity showed on Tuesday. Unseen, which runs the helpline to identify potential cases of modern […]