Transportation/ Logistics

The transportation sector encompasses both manufacturing and transport service personnel. Workers may face hazardous working conditions such as an underpayment of wages, a dangerous working environment and long working hours. In many countries, children are exploited in more informal forms of transportation work.Especially migrant workers are at risk for labour exploitation in this sector. They may find employment performing long-distance trucking, baggage handling in airports, and low-skilled rail and ship service work. Logistics management companies generally further sub-contract labor supply to employment agencies or use independent contractors which further creates vulnerability for exploitation.

Exploited in plain sight: An assessment of commercial sexual exploitation of children and child protection responses in the Western Balkans
News & AnalysisPublications
18 May 2021

This report assesses children’s vulnerability to CSEC across the WB6 and focuses specifically on online sexual exploitation of children and sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT). It also provides an overview of what law enforcement authorities, private...

Support and Access to Justice for Adult Victims of Modern Slavery
Publications
13 May 2021

The purpose of this research is to highlight gaps in modern slavery victim support and access to justice for adults. First by developing a structured understanding on existing policies and legislation. Then, taking Hertfordshire as an example, understanding how national...

COVID-19 and Modern Slavery: A Research Response
COVID-19 resourcesPublications
01 December 2020

COVID-19 represents a large and sudden exogenous shock to the world. The pandemic itself and the measures being undertaken to slow its pace and effect have short, medium, and long-term impacts on the problem of modern slavery. We have formulated...

No Worker Left Behind: Protecting Vulnerable Workers from Exploitation During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 resourcesPublications
01 April 2020

This briefing builds on the understanding that labour exploitation is part of a spectrum ranging from labour compliance through to labour law violations, culminating at extreme exploitation in the form of forced labour. Research by FLEX and others shows that...

US Supermarket Supply Chains: End the Human Suffering Behind our Food
Publications
20 June 2018

Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and other corporate food giants dominate global food markets, allowing them to squeeze value from vast supply chains that span the...

Supermarket Responsibilities for Supply Chain Workers’ Rights – Continuing Challenges in Seafood Supply Chains and the Case for Stronger Supermarket Action
Publications
20 June 2018

International food supply chains provide employment for tens of millions of women and men around the world, demonstrating the potential for private sector actors to fight poverty and inequality. Yet far too many work in appalling conditions. The ongoing challenges...

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