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ITF inspector joins anti-slavery event 

18 Oct 2019

ITF inspector (Liverpool, North West England and Wales) Tommy Molloy has participated in a major anti-modern-day slavery event in Liverpool, UK.

Organised by the UK Border Force at the Merseyside Maritime and International Slavery Museum, the two-day event marked national anti-slavery day and included talks from victims of modern-day slavery, charities and non-governmental organisations, as well as the ITF.

Mr Molloy gave a talk about his work, took questions from members of the public and ran a display of photographs taken during some of his inspections.

Mr Molloy said: “While there’s greater awareness about the victims of modern-day slavery, the exploitation of seafarers remains largely hidden from the public. So, when we find it, it’s our role to work closely with the Border Force and other agencies to uncover it, expose it and prevent it. Events like this help us to shine a light on what is the dark side of modern seafaring.”

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Lucian Mititelu
1 month 1 week ago

What everyone is forgetting and are passing without beeing aware of it, it is the modern slavery in the heart of the European Union. It is the slavery of many many truck drivers which eventualy aren't aware themselves that what it it's happening it can be called slavery.

Until now I wrote 2 letters to the European Commision regarding this subject. The first one it was published here: https://www.facebook.com/Soferul.Mit/posts/1919167371728059

The second one it was a reaction to the answeres received and I built a website for it and it can be found here: https://europeanworkers.info/2018/04/22/free-movement-of-workers-right-to-an-effective-remedy-and-to-a-fair-trial-private-life-transport-drivers-european-commision-regular-weekly-rest-posted-workers/

I also managed to take in the international press a video about how a Slovak company, owned indirectly by the Norwegian government it makes us to do fake safety test and courses: https://theblacksea.eu/stories/exposed-norwegian-owned-firm-making-truck-drivers-cheat-safety-test/

This were only the effects but I still have to talk about the slavery tools.

Nobody asks themselves why all this drivers are obeing to the companies wishes?