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Modern slavery and the gendered paradoxes of labour unfreedom

Alessandra Mezzadri

Why labour unfreedom is a more useful category than modern slavery to challenge exploitative working relations at home and abroad Since the financial crisis, the partial recovery of profitability of business has happened at the expenses of workers worldwide. In the UK, improvements in employment rates have been paralleled by a decline in real wages. Abroad, countries hosting global labour-intensive … Continue reading

26 July 2016 by
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Inequality Redux III

Genevieve LeBaron

Fighting slavery, flaming labour exploitation? Growing wealth and power inequalities between classes, and between business and workers, is fuelling labour exploitation.  And the UK’s Modern Slavery Bill – set to become law in March 2015 – will do little to stop it.  Forced labour is not an isolated issue separable from labour exploitation more generally.  Both are driven by inequality … Continue reading

5 March 2015 by
Categories: Economics, Inequality, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment, trade | Tags: , , , , | 1 comment