May in plea over ‘evil’ slavery [UK]

Author: Belfast Telegraph (UK), Published on: 3 December 2013

Business leaders have been urged by the Home Secretary to take immediate action to tackle the "evil" of modern-day slavery…Theresa May said companies must be confident they are not dealing with slave drivers…[and] flight attendants should be given more power to report unusual behaviour…The Home Secretary said the travel industry also had a role to play and praised airline Virgin Atlantic and holiday firm Thomas Cook, who have developed a human trafficking training package for flight attendants so they have more power to report unusual behaviour…As well as launching the National Crime Agency, which deals with human trafficking, a Modern Slavery Unit has been set up within the Home Office…The Home Secretary also pledged to clamp down on human trade in "source countries"…

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Related companies: Singapore Airlines Thomas Cook Virgin Atlantic (joint venture Virgin Group & Singapore Airlines) Virgin Group