News

Press release
26 Jul 2017

Today the Supreme Court has ruled that fees for workers bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful and discriminatory.

Blog
25 Jul 2017

This week, the Labour Exploitation Advisory Group (LEAG) met with the Director of Labour Market Enforcement, Sir David Metcalf, to discuss his forthcoming strategy for labour market enforcement.

Blog
12 Jul 2017

The review of modern working practices, by Matthew Taylor, published yesterday recommends measures to promote “good quality work for all”. FLEX finds that decent work for all prevents labour exploitation. So what does this mean, and how can we achieve it?

Press release
11 Jul 2017

FLEX Director comments on the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices and its implications for the most vulnerable workers in the UK labour market and risks of exploitation. 

Blog
20 Jun 2017

On 4 May 2017, the United Kingdom had its human rights record reviewed for the third time under the Universal Periodic Review* (UPR), a United Nations (UN) government-to-government peer-review system. Ahead of the UK government's response FLEX reflects on some of the recommendations.

Blog
24 May 2017

After a week of manifesto launches, FLEX considers what the mainstream political parties are saying they will do to prevent labour exploitation.1

Blog
22 May 2017

In 2007 I was a federal prosecutor at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in Sydney when the first ever case of trafficking for labour exploitation was prosecuted in Australia.

News
15 May 2017

As workers’ rights enters the election campaign, experts at Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) today welcomed interest in this area and called on all political parties to do more to address labour exploitation in the UK.

News
2 May 2017

This International Workers Day, FLEX launches a new animation that shows how poor treatment in the workplace can lead to exploitation if left unchecked.

News
27 Apr 2017

Following last week’s announcement of the forthcoming General Election on 8th June, FLEX and partners CORE Coalition, Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International and Traidcraft have joined forces to set out four key