FLEX statement, September 2021
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This month the Labour Exploitation Advisory Group (LEAG) celebrates its five-year anniversary.
I have suffered chemical abrasion on the hands, inhalation of toxic fumes such as phosphoric acid, falls, bruises and injuries due to lack of safety materials, weeks of working six days and 13 uninterrupted hours due to “work circumstances”.
To commemorate International Domestic Workers’ Day, Avril Sharp from Kalayaan and Marissa Begonia from the Voice of Domestic Workers discuss the significance of this date for domestic workers, and explain why the UK must restore rights under the UK Overseas Domestic Workers visa if it wants to prevent modern slavery.
In imposing a digital-only immigration status, the Home Office has rolled out an untested experiment on millions of Europeans living in the UK. Now many are locked out of accounts and anxiously awaiting decisions. Employers are growing impatient and people fear for their jobs.
The Home Office has published its guidance on refusing and cancelling rough sleeping migrants’ permission to stay in the UK. In this blog, we outline its content and analyse the likely implications for migrants experiencing or at risk of labour exploitation, especially in the context of recent and proposed wider changes to the UK’s immigration and anti-trafficking policies.
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