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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Tackling Modern Slavery




13th September to 18th October is the Co-operative Party's Month of Action against Modern Slavery

Over the last year the Co-operative Party has been working with partners in the co-operative movement and others to highlight the scourge of modern slavery and to provide practical measures to ensure this country leads the world in tackling this heinous crime. To date 24 councils have agreed to implement the points in the Co-operative Party's Charter against Modern Slavery.

But it's not enough. Recent figures released by the Global Slavery Index suggest that there could be as many as 130,000 people trapped in modern slavery in the UK. Our Labour and Co-operative MPs have campaigned in Parliament to strengthen legislation, and locally our members have run dozens of local initiatives to raise the profile of modern slavery with the public. But we know we need to do more.


13th September to 18th October is the Co-operative Party's Month of Action against Modern Slavery. Click here to find out how you can get involved in the national campaign, and watch this site for local actions.  You can also read the Co-operative Party's detailed briefing on how local government can get involved, by clicking here

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