CITB’s new initiative is tackling modern day slavery in the construction industry.
Funding will be used to help construction firms and the supply chain to identify illegal workers and trafficking activities through a series of ‘Right to Work’ training videos.
According to the Home Office, 53 potential victims of trafficking into construction were referred to the authorities in 2013, but slavery’s hidden nature means actual numbers are likely to be much higher.
Businesses have an obligation to establish training about slavery and human trafficking under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Around 1,000 construction businesses are expected to benefit from these videos.
A total of 12 projects, based in England and Scotland, have been awarded funds from CITB. Five of the bids were submitted by Federations and the rest by firms, training groups or trade associations.
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Construction Industry Training Board 2016
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