News

Publication
9 Apr 2018

Today FLEX has published new research revealing a range of labour abuses and risk of exploitation in London’s construction sector, including workers not being paid, being physically and verbally abused, and being forced to work in dangerous conditions.

Blog
28 Mar 2018

When Anita’s* colleague tried to rape her in the hotel room she was cleaning, she went straight to her boss to report what had happened.

Publication
8 Mar 2018

A waitress in your local restaurant, a cleaner in your office, a care worker looking after a loved one – across the UK women are being exploited in the workplace. Every day, many women face gender related abuse and exploitation when they go to work.

Blog
6 Mar 2018

A new FLEX project, Seeing through transparency: making corporate accountability work for workers, funded by the Freedom Fund, is exploring how to effectively hold companies to account for their actions to secure better working con

Blog
22 Feb 2018

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 has just entered committee stage in the House of Lords, where the nearly 400 amendments tabled to the bill will be debated.

Blog
23 Jan 2018

In October 2017, the UK Government announced that the allowance paid to trafficked people will be lowered from £65 per week for adults to equal the allowance received by

Blog
10 Jan 2018

Theresa May has declared war on the scourge of ‘modern slavery’, promising to defeat this ‘vile business model’ at its source.

News
30 Dec 2017

Three days ago Paul Broadbent – CEO of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, a close friend and colleague to Focus on Labour Exploitation passed away. FLEX pays its respects to a fine man who worked so hard to improve the lives of those threatened with labour exploitation. 

Blog
21 Dec 2017

The recent #metoo campaign should have made decision-makers acutely aware of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace.