Organisation: Pro-Force Ltd
Country/Sector: UK all sectors (except construction and warehousing)
Partner Type: Advanced
Business Type: Small business | Individual site | UK Labour Provider
Company Sedex registration number (ZC): ZC405343898
Site Sedex registration number (ZS): NA
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- Advanced Tackling Modern Slavery in UK Businesses
- Hidden Labour Exploitation
The title of this policy may differ per business, e.g. for technical, contextual or legislative reasons.
- Employer Good Practice Implementation Checklist
- Labour Provider Implementation Interactive Checklist
Please note only checklists completed within the last three months are valid
- Members of the senior management team
- Supervisors and team managers
- HR, Payroll and staff involved in direct recruitment
- Worker and Trade Union representatives
- Recruitment intermediaries
- Sub-contracted Labour Providers
* Internal training modules (delivered via our learner management system (LMS)) include responsibility to address hidden labour exploitation risks, how to spot the signs of forced labour and hidden labour exploitation at work and how to act appropriately where these have been identified. * Assessment included with the training, and a certificate is generated and sent when completed. * All staff which engage with workers complete this training. * Quarterly compliance updates are delivered to key staff through LMS. * Matters escalated to line managers and Compliance as per guidance in said training.
- Displaying the Stronger Together workplace posters
- Issuing Stronger Together worker leaflets to all workers (including any temporary, seasonal and contractor workers via the labour provider/recruitment intermediary/service provider)
- Delivering training sessions
- Promoting grievance and whistleblowing channels that are available to report concerns
- Appointing a Stronger Together/Modern Slavery Champion to promote reporting channels and the signs of labour exploitation
- Conducting team briefings
- Promoting the Just Good Work App with workers
- Conducting worker welfare interviews
- Collaborating with Trade Union representatives to engage workers
- Inviting local support services/charities to speak to workers
* Worker handbook outlines grievance and whistleblowing channels. * Stronger Together posters present on noticeboards at all sites. See photo attached. * Just Good Work app promoted via worker handbook, including QR code for quick download. * Modern Slavery Champion - James Mallick, Compliance and Implementation Director * Worker welfare interviews conducted regularly, as are surveys - results of which are summarised and reported via website: https://www.pro-force.co.uk/blog.
- Awareness videos:
Daniel and Weronika
Identifying Labour Exploitation: A New Animation
Taking Stock: Tackling Labour Exploitation in UK Warehousing
- Awareness posters and leaflets
- Share information on how to download Just Good Work
* Induction presentation as attached. * Just Good Work app recommended in worker handbook, with QR code for easy download, which is part of induction.
- Register with Stronger Together
- Attend a Stronger Together training workshop, and
- Are effectively implementing the Stronger Good Practice Implementation Checklist
- Worker records checks including:
- Multiple use of the same addresses, indicating multiple/high occupancy
- Bank accounts to identify unrelated workers paid into one account or accounts with sequential account numbers
- Shared Mobile phone numbers in contact details
- Documents for the shared next of kin/emergency contact details
- Multiple application forms completed in the same handwriting
- Landlord information to verify if a staff member is providing accommodation
- Conditions of Employment include freedom of choice; not paying recruitment fees, etc.
- Making workers aware of conditions of employment prior to taking up work
- Using and maintaining a Grievance Mechanism to pick up on worker issues
Regular (weekly) reports are created by our payroll department, and sent to Compliance for monitoring. Where any suspicious activity is suspected, Compliance liaise with regional managers to remediate. Reports include: * Duplicate bank accounts * Duplicate addresses * Duplicate mobile phone numbers Prior to this, recruitment staff follow internal training which highlights signs of exploitation, to reject applicants which demonstrate suspicious behaviour and escalate to Compliance. Registration process outlines conditions of employment prior to work commencing.
* Internal training explains how staff should escalate matters should they suspect labour exploitation. * Remediation policy outlines how the business will respond (based on Stronger Together template).
- Recipient of the Stronger Together newsletter
Joined Stronger Together social media groups:
Twitter: @S2G_UK - https://twitter.com/S2G_UK
* Business receives Stronger Together newsletter * Active member of GLAA LP/LU group * Receives GLAA newsletters and updates * Active member of SWS roundtable groups and governance committee * Follow GLAA on LinkedIn