United Kingdom -Call centre fires employees to replace them with prison labour -August 4, 2012

Becoming Green, a roofing and environmental refitting company in Cardiff, has started hiring inmates for £3 per day to staff its call centre, from which regular employees have been fired. Becoming Green stated that under the law it is allowed to draw 20% of its workforce from prison labour and intends to do so.

English: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/aug/08/prisoners-call-centre ... http://www.unitetheunion.org/news__events/latest_news/unite_brands_cardiff ...

 

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