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Ensure there’s no slave labour in your Black Friday warehouse

05 November 2018

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Across the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, well over £7 billion will be spent in the UK alone, resulting in 225 million e-commerce parcels predicted to be in transit. That means warehouses will need an awful lot of additional labour to fulfil demand, and logistics workers with relevant skills are already scarce in some sectors.

At the same time, cases of modern human slavery are rising all the time, up 35% in the past year and the warehousing sector is considered a higher risk, according to the GLAA.

How can you protect your company from modern slavery and ensure workers in your warehouse have a fair deal?

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