Level 1 Award in Workers’ Rights & Labour Exploitation Coming to Leicester
Earlier this year Fashion-Enter Ltd’s educational division, the Fashion Technology Academy, worked with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to pilot the Level 1 Award in Workers’ Rights and Labour Exploitation.
The SEG Awards ABC Level 1 Award in Workers’ Rights and Labour Exploitation has been developed to raise awareness of the basic employment rights provided by UK law. The aim is to inform attendees about their rights working in a factory environment and what to do if they, or a colleague, are being exploited and the process for how this should be reported.
With exploitation frequently highlighted in the UK fashion and textile sector Dr Alison Gardner and Charlotte Gray have compiled an evaluation report relating to the pilot phase of this new Level 1 qualification.
Fashion-Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway commented: “We look forward to collaborating further with Charlotte Gray, Research Fellow at The Rights Lab, and understanding how the qualitative and quantitative data will be used as a platform in which to better and improve the factories and workers of Leicester. Working directly with the companies ourselves we understand what the factories now need to have a secure platform to allow ethical and transparent production going forward and we are delivering the Level 1 Award in Workers Rights and Labour Exploitation to enable the workforce to understand their legal rights.
“Leicester has much to gain in the forthcoming months as more and more retailers need on-shoring but we all have to work collaboratively to make sustainability and transparent production a reality. A factory needs work and flow with sufficient prices that allows for minimum pay plus salaries to be paid. There is a substantial amount of work to be undertaken but it’s all doable with the right retail and etail support.”
The FC Fashion Technology Academy Leicester will be delivering the Level 1 Award in Workers’ Rights and Labour Exploitation in the near future. Dates will be confirmed in due course.