Workers watchdog launched to clampdown on abuse

The government also announced that it would be ramping up efforts to target abuses specifically in the garment industry, following reports of serious problems including modern slavery, exploitation and other labour abuses.

The government plans to launch a new workers’ watchdog to take over protecting the rights of UK workers.

The new body will be responsible for tackling modern slavery, enforcing the minimum wage and protecting agency workers.

Currently these tasks are spread across three different bodies.

It said it was looking at extra curbs targeting the garment sector including banning sales if brands’ behaviour does not improve.

The government is looking at these specific measures after reports of serious problems in the industry, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said.

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By / Published On: June 8th, 2021 / Tags: / Categories: News, Vulnerable Adults /

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