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The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

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Underpaid, easy to sack: UK's second class workforce

Author: Felicity Lawrence, Guardian [UK], Published on: 24 September 2007

The government will face a challenge from unions tomorrow over the impact of migration on Labour's core working-class voters… The Guardian has obtained submissions made to government by the leading unions which catalogue the replacement of traditional jobs with cheaper, casualised and often migrant labour in most industrial sectors... Their evidence…alleges exploitation of migrants and racial tension as a two-tier workforce has emerged… Unions will demand tomorrow that agency staff are given the same employment rights as permanent staff, to protect both local and migrant workers. [article cites case studies of A&P, Dawn Group, BMW, St Ives, Trinity Mirror, Quebecor World, Corus, Harper Collins, Coca Cola, Chep UK, Grampian, Moy Park – includes company responses]

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Related companies: A&P BMW Chep (part of Brambles) Coca-Cola Corus Group Dawn Meats Harper Collins (part of News Corp) St. Ives Trinity Mirror