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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2011): Minimum Wage - UK

Waitrose and Tesco sold leeks picked by 'slaves', court told

B. Hastings

The Independent, Dec. 8th 2010, p. 14

A gang made 10m over four years by recruiting migrant workers and treating them as slaves to pick up leeks that were then sold to Tesco and Waitrose, a court heard. The Eastern European labourers were kept in 'inhuman' conditions and physically assaulted while harvesting produce destined for the two supermarket chains between 2004 and 2008.

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