Last year the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority piloted an innovative project with Boston College to increase awareness of worker rights and prevention of modern slavery and labour exploitation.

Our Boston site was involved in the project, including students visiting the site to talk to colleagues, and developing artwork and packaging concepts.

Our site team also gave talks during the college’s ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ week, which was a themed week at the college focusing rights in the workplace and the importance of ethical sourcing.

The pilot project was a great success, more about it can be found here, and the Association of Colleges and the Skills and Education Group invited them to present their work at a Parliamentary Reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday 3rd March.

As one of the businesses involved in the project we were honoured to be invited to attend this reception and hear about the vital role colleges play in our communities and see the great work the students have done on this project.

Speakers included Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and Gavin Williams CBE MP, Secretary of State for Education.

Picture attached of the Secretary of State giving his speech.

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