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Industry unites to fight exploitation of workers in UK food and agriculture

Author: Ethical Trading Initiative - Temporary Labour Working Group, Published on: 17 November 2004

The TLWG [Temporary Labour Working Group] – which includes leading retailers Waitrose [part of John Lewis Partnership], Marks & Spencers, Tesco, Somerfield, Sainsburys, Morrisons, the Co-operative Group and Asda [part of Wal-Mart], the Fresh Produce Consortium, the Association of Labour Providers, the National Farmers Union, the TUC and the Transport and General Workers Union – developed the Code [Code of practice for labour providers to agriculture and the fresh produce trade] amid concerns that levels of exploitation and criminality within the industry are rising.

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Related companies: ASDA (part of Walmart) Co-operative Group John Lewis Partnership Marks & Spencer Morrisons Sainsbury's Somerfield Tesco Waitrose (part of John Lewis Partnership) Walmart