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    On any Given Day 40.3 million people are victims of Modern Slavery and it’s happening right here on our doorstep in the United Kingdom.

    It is estimated there are well over 13,000 victims of Modern Slavery in the UK alone and many believe that this figure is just the tip of the iceberg.

    At this Thursdays Council meeting (10/10/18) Salford City Council passed a motion to tackle Modern Slavery.

    Cllr Jim King who proposed the motion said,


    “Slavery still stalks our world, our Nation and our City.”

    In his speech Councillor King made reference to Co-operative Group, where they have worked with the City Hearts charity in partnership with their Bright Future programme which was set up in 2017 to offer the opportunity of a paid work placement and a job in our food business to those who have been rescued from modern slavery..

    The Co-op Group has now placed 30 emancipated slavers into work placements on full pay through the scheme.

    Councillor King also referenced the work of the Co-op Party which is spearheading this campaign nationwide.

    The ILO estimates the number of slaves world wide as over 40m with some 13,000 in the UK.


    “Slaves can be working in plain sight – on farms, building sites, car washes, hotels. Cannabis factories or running County lines for drug overlords.”

    The motion was seconded by Cllr Kate Lewis with all political parties voting in favour.


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