When Work Doesn’t Pay

Labour shortage, financial pressures and inconsistent human resource practices may create opportunities for the online recruitment of exploitative labour in Scotland.
The demand for low paid, low skilled labour, combined with a post COVID climate of financial insecurity, increase in remote working, reliance on technological communications and the relaxation and outsourcing of human resource and recruitment practices is a lucrative environment for traffickers.

‘When Work Doesn’t Pay’ exposes the ease with which perpetrators of labour exploitation are able to capitalise on this using digital platforms for online labour recruitment and makes recommendations for the prevention of future labour exploitation and protections for victims.

Call to Action
There are ways that we can all be involved in being part of the solution to modern slavery and human trafficking in Scotland. Some as simple as raising awareness by following SOHTIS on social media and sharing our posts or joining our volunteer hubs, linking us with useful networking contacts and fundraising or donating funds.

Please get in touch to find out how you can join us in bringing freedom.


If you have suspicions, or concerns about anyone in your neighbourhood or your contact the MODERN SLAVERY HELPLINE on 08000 121 700, if there is immediate danger contact

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