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Modern Slavery: The Dark Side of Construction

Date: 21/07/15

Emma Crates

Freelance Journalist

Summary

With an estimated 36 million enslaved people globally and modern slavery reported in 167 countries, the report, entitled: Modern Slavery: The Dark Side of Construction outlines the many forms of slavery and bonded labour that exist worldwide, and calls for a greater recognition of migrant workers. The report also seeks to highlight the plight made by millions of construction workers across the globe.

Recommendations from the report centre of the need to create an all-encompassing approach to the issue of modern slavery, with contributions from government, industry, and NGOs.