Netherlands -Abuse of foreign labour -November 7, 2012

It's believed that thousands of foreigners are being exploited by Dutch market gardens, cleaning contractors and construction companies. They're locked up, swindled and intimidated. Labour inspectors are becoming increasingly concerned because the illegal economy behind this exploitation is continuing to grow. The number of victims who have been found by the police has doubled in recent years.



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