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Agriculture workers, UK

Happy Birthday to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Written by Stirling Smith on July 31st 2014

The 40th birthday of the Health and Safety at Work Act makes Stirling Smith reflect on the continuing problem of deaths, injuries and ill health at work in ETI members' supply chains.

One in a million - or why are UK employers getting away with third world conditions?

Written by Stirling Smith on July 20th 2014

Some recent reports reveal that problems with ETI members’ supply chains are not only found abroad, writes Stirling Smith.

Death of a worker

Written by Stirling Smith on July 4th 2014

A small news story tucked away on the back page of a Dhaka newspaper should remind us of why we need ethical trade urgently, thinks Stirling Smith, ETI trainer, writing from Dhaka.
Workers process prawns in a Thai peeling shed

Modern slavery — who's for regulation?

Written by Cindy Berman on June 26th 2014

The surprise message of business to Government on voluntary vs. regulatory frameworks and the Modern Slavery Bill.