Saturday, December 27, 2014

'Slave labor' on boats supplying US fish

New Zealand's thriving fishing exports depend on abusive officers who beat, rape and rob their own sailors, Bloomberg says

'Slave labor' on boats supplying US fish

"In a six-month investigation spanning three continents," Bloomberg Businessweek says it found Indonesian workers were held in conditions of "slavery," subject to beatings, sexual abuse, withheld wages and passports, on "at least" 10 ships that supply fish and other seafood to U.S. grocery chains and other world markets.  Read the story here. 

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