The makers of a new film aimed at showing businesses what they should do if they suspect modern slavery has infiltrated their workplace, are urging employers to screen it to staff.
The seven minute film focuses on three men, who appear despondent and afraid, being dropped off for work at an unnamed company. Their demeanour arouses the suspicions of an HR colleague who is seen raising her concerns with a manager.
What happens next, as the film replays the opening scenes three times, then demonstrates the consequences of employers who do nothing, do the wrong thing or ultimately, do the right thing.
It has been made by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), the UK’s anti-slavery police who investigate labour exploitation across the country.
GLAA Director of Strategy, Darryl Dixon, said: “Our role is to work in partnership to protect vulnerable and exploited workers and this film is a prime example of our desire to work with employers to help identify the signs of labour exploitation and then, more importantly, show them the right way to deal with it.
The seven minute film focuses on three men, who appear despondent and afraid, being dropped off for work at an unnamed company
“All businesses, whether they are large multi-national companies or small family-run firms, have a responsibility and a duty of care to their workers to ensure they are being treated fairly.
“The GLAA is supportive of legitimate business; our targets are the unscrupulous people behind the illegitimate practices that enslave and exploit so many thousands of people.”
The film was made with financial support from Stronger Together – a multi-agency initiative aimed at reducing modern slavery.
David Camp is Programme Lead for Stronger Together and also Chief Executive of the Association of Labour Providers (ALP). He said: “I would urge all employers to view this film, it is vital that they take the right action when it comes to dealing with modern slavery.”
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