1,335 Abused Workers Identified

The report's sector analysis identifies common cross-sector themes and exploitative practices such as foreign nationals being recruited overseas and having to pay a recruitment fee, which is common in the agricultural sector, cleaning, food packaging and processing, warehouse and distribution among others.

The GLAA report also provides a sector-based assessment - for example, issues in the cleaning sector are detailed as being excessive working hours and inadequate rest days.

Car washes are identified as one of the largest industries where exploitation is likely to occur. New initiatives encouraging the public to report suspicions of labour exploitation include an app released by the Church of England highlighting indicators of potential victims of exploitation seen at car washes.

Read the report here.

Sonja Duncan