Slavery in Wales

Posted: October 10, 2011 in British jobs for British workers, Law & Disorder

It looks like some of the 100,000’s of lost UK asylum seekers have become slaves in Wales.

IlieFactories, farms and hotels could be forcing hundreds of people across Wales to work against their will according to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) investigations into forced labour across Wales.

Anti-Slavery International estimates 5,000 people are in some form of forced labour across the UK.

Most forced labour investigations have focused on women being trafficked into the British sex trade but Soca is investigating people being made to work in factories and such like against their will.

A ‘guesstimate’ by the charity Anti-Slavery International of how many people are in some sort of forced labour across the UK is up to 5,000.

Apparently employment agencies are set up to employ hundreds of people – across Eastern Europe, or any part of the world.

These companies then sub-contract to other employment agencies to jumble up the paper trail so as to distance themselves from the trafficking.

It ends up with an employment company in the UK which sets up a contract with the farms, hoteliers and factories.

These workers are shipped in to factories where they slave away for very long hours for next to nothing wages most of which is taken off them for board and lodgings.

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