Forced labour

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Thai police accused of ‘sham’ forced labour inquiry at former Tesco supplier
Exclusive: Officials took one day to conclude no laws were broken at VK Garment factory and workers say their words were deleted

Emily Dugan

05, Jan, 2023 @1:53 PM

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Workers in Thailand who made F&F jeans for Tesco ‘trapped in effective forced labour’
Exclusive: Supermarket faces landmark lawsuit in the UK from 130 former workers alleging negligence

Emily Dugan in Mae Sot

18, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Failure to investigate UK imports linked to forced Uyghur labour unlawful, court told
World Uyghur Forum brings high court challenge against government agencies over Xinjiang cotton imports

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

25, Oct, 2022 @2:57 PM

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Fifty million people now trapped in modern slavery in a ‘surge of exploitation’
New estimates say the past five years has seen 10m more people enslaved and millions more children forced into early marriage

Annie Kelly

12, Sep, 2022 @12:36 PM

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US ban on cotton from forced Uyghur labour comes into force
Fashion industry told to avoid cotton from Xinjiang, which accounts for 84% of China’s exports of the product

Fleur Britten

21, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Migrant workers ‘exploited and beaten’ on UK fishing boats
Report tells of 20-hour shifts for £3.50 an hour, racism and sexual abuse under cover of transit visa loophole

Karen McVeigh

17, May, 2022 @1:04 PM

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Xinjiang cotton found in Adidas, Puma and Hugo Boss tops, researchers say
Traces in shirts and T-shirts appear to contradict German firms’ promises to revise supply chains

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

05, May, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Coalition accused of stalling ban on imports made using slave labour
Morrison government wants time to consult business and upgrade IT but campaigners say Australia is lagging other countries

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

03, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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UK considering ban on NHS procurement of Chinese goods made in Xinjiang
Tory MPs want ministers to follow health bill amendment banning goods from regions with ‘risk of genocide’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

20, Mar, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Australian Senate passes bill banning imports made using forced labour
Independent Rex Patrick says the onus is now on the Coalition to allow the bill to clear the House of Representatives

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Aug, 2021 @3:21 AM

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Tesco and Next among brands linked to labour abuses in India spinning mills
Supermarket says it will investigate report on forced labour in Tamil Nadu garment chain and ensure improvements are made

Sarah Johnson

28, May, 2021 @10:39 AM

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Revealed: UK solar projects using panels from firms linked to Xinjiang forced labour
Investigation finds up to 40% of UK solar farms were built using panels from leading Chinese companies

Jillian Ambrose and Jasper Jolly

25, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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