Wednesday, August 15, 2007


"British supermarkets were under renewed pressure to clean up abuses in their supply chains yesterday as a Guardian investigation revealed that 40 Bulgarians found by the authorities to be illegally employed and exploited by a gangmaster in Cornwall were picking and packing vegetables destined for Tesco and Morrisons.

The Bulgarians said they were forced to "live like pigs on scraps", scavenging vegetables from the fields when their Latvian gangmaster withheld their pay for 34 days." (Thanks Rania-long time)

Bulgarians in the UK; Egyptians, Syrians, Srilankans in Lebanon: same struggle

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