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UK Starts Car Wash Scheme to Tackle Labour Abuses And Modern Slavery

Workers at most of the about 20,000 hand car washes in Britain are victims of exploitation, according to a report last week by modern slavery experts from Nottingham University and the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

A government scheme to tackle labour abuses and modern slavery at Britain’s hand car washes was announced on Monday (22), following concerns that Eastern European workers are being exploited and enslaved at thousands of unregulated sites across the country. The Responsible Car Wash Scheme will recognise businesses that operate legally, hire and treat their employees fairly, and protect the environment, according to police, industry players and government agencies which together developed the initiative. Thousands of workers in Britain’s car washes are estimated to be slaves – mostly men lured from Eastern Europe then trapped in debt bondage, forced to work…

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