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IHRB at Modern Slavery Workshop for the Construction Industry

18 October 2016.

Today, on international anti-slavery day, IHRB's Neill Wilkins will be speaking about forced labour and responsible recruitment at a Modern Slavery Workshop for the Construction Industry and its Suppliers.

With the Modern Slavery Act 2015 over a year old, there is growing awareness relating to the challenges of labour exploitation both within construction workforces and the supply chain.

Hosted by the Building Research Establishment, Neill will join stakeholders from the construction and engineering industry to discuss how the sector can face up to the challenge of forced labour in its business operations both in the UK and abroad. In particular Neill will focus on the impact of flawed recruitment practices in construction and many other industries and explain the work that IHRB are undertaking to promote responsible recruitment as a key way of preventing exploitation.