Portugal - Government tries to tackle labour trafficking in agriculture - February 28, 2019

By carrying out thousands of raids on farms suspected of trapping poor migrants in unpaid work the government tries to put an end to labour trafficking and exploitation in the agricultural sector. However, with less than 20 inspectors available for the job, authorities lack capacity to inspect most properties where workers are being abused. A recent report by the European Commission showed than in the period 2015-16 the country had a higher proportion of labour trafficking victims per one million of the population than any other European Union state except Malta.

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