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UK: Group of trade unions & retailers (incl. Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury) launch Code of Practice & report on labour standards in agricultural sector

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Article
17 November 2004

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

Author: Ethical Trading Initiative - Temporary Labour Working Group

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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Article
1 November 2004

[PDF] Code of practice for labour providers to agriculture and the fresh produce trade [UK]

Author: Ethical Trading Initiative - Temporary Labour Working Group

[refers to Tesco, Sainsbury, Marks & Spencer, Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Waitrose (part of John Lewis Partnership), Co-operative Group, Somerfield, Morrisons]

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Article
1 November 2004

[PDF] full report: "A licence to operate - New measures to tackle exploitation of temporary workers in the UK agricultural industry"

Author: Ethical Trading Initiative - Temporary Labour Working Group

[refers to ASDA (part of Wal-mart), Co-operative Group, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury, Somerfield, Tesco, Waitrose (part of John Lewis Partnership), Premier Foods]

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