Ipswich Borough Council signs Charter Against Modern Slavery

Ipswich borough council has unanimously voted to sign up to  a charter against modern slavery.

The Motion at Full Council can be read here.

This is excellent as Modern Slavery is happening in Ipswich. The Morning Ipswich Star reports here,

A man was arrested on suspicion of modern slavery following a dawn raid on an Ipswich property.

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) officers made the arrest, assisted by Suffolk police, on Thursday morning.

The operation took place at about 5.30am, north-east of the town centre, where a 42-year-old Romanian man was arrested for suspected human trafficking offences and acting as an unlicensed gangmaster.

It followed allegations concerning the supply of workers into the regulated food processing sector, and the control of their work through accommodation, wages and other aspects.

Seven Romanian nationals are being supported by the GLAA, which used powers to search and seize evidence.

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