On Wednesday afternoon (6 July) in Leiden, the Netherlands, a new in-depth report on the issue of North Korean forced labour in Poland was launched as part of the Slaves to the System project – a project we are collaborating on with LeidenAsiaCentre. The report – ‘North Korean Forced Labour in the EU, the Polish Case: How the Supply of a Captive DPRK Workforce Fits Our Demand for Cheap Labour’ – is now available for download from the Slaves to the System website. Download your copy here —> http://slavestothesystem.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/North-Korean-Forced-Labour-in-the-EU-the-Polish-Case.pdf
The report exposes for the first time many of the companies hiring North Korean workers in Poland, company structures, visas, working conditions, EU development funding being given to companies which hire North Korean workers, and has also identified new countries which have issued work visas to North Korean workers (including Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Netherlands).
The project aims to research, document and take appropriate legal action against instances of forced labour.