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Research links UK supermarkets to abuse of farm and plantation workers

Oct 11, 2019 - Marketline Newswire

Some farms and plantations that supply UK supermarket giants are being linked to poor pay and harsh working conditions, according to new research by charity Oxfam's global Behind the Barcodes campaign.

The research found that workers in India, Brazil and five other countries are being exploited during the production of tea or fruit for import to retailers including Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons. Interviews with workers across 50 tea plantations in Assam found that a lack of ...