The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) hosts an event which will discuss new research investigating the experiences of forced labour and exploitation in the UK food industry. The event is kindly sponsored by Jenny Marra MSP.
Date: Thursday 14 June 2012
Times: 6pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Scottish Parliament, Committee Room 3, Edinburgh
A team led by the University of Bristol was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to investigate experiences of forced labour and exploitation in the UK food industry. Interviews with migrant workers mainly from Poland, China, Latvia and Lithuania were conducted in Scotland, London, Liverpool, South-West England and Lincolnshire. The research, which is the third piece of research to be published in a major series of reports from JRF about forced labour in the UK, was published on 15 May 2012 (see link below).
The event will start at 6:00pm and will conclude at 7:30pm. Guests are advised to arrive 30 minutes prior to allow time to clear security. A presentation will be given by the lead researcher from the University of Dundee, Dr Alistair Geddes, who will talk about the findings from the Scottish part of this study. There will also be a number of responses. Drinks and canapés will be served.
If you are interested in attending, please click here and complete the booking form no later than Wednesday 6 June. Confirmation details will be emailed one week before the event. If you have any further questions, please contact Beth Hurrell, Research Administrator for the Forced Labour programme on 01904 615946 or at beth.hurrell[at]jrf.org.uk.
More info on the study and the research programme is available on the JRF website.