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Finally Nestlé Accepts Slavery and Coercion of Impoverished Workers

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Food giant Nestle has accepted the slavery and coercion of poor workers.

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What the actual story?

First this disclosure was come from The Geneva-based Nestlé itself. Nestlé  launched the investigation in December 2014, after reports from news outlets and non-governmental organisations tied brutal and largely unregulated working conditions to their shrimp, prawns and Purina brand pet foods.  The labourers come from Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia who happen to be much poorer. Brokers illegally charge them fees to get jobs, trapping them into working on fishing vessels and at ports. A working worker disclosed that sometimes, the net is too heavy and workers get pulled into the water and just disappear. When someone dies, he gets thrown into the water.

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Nestlé  has promised to impose new requirements on all potential suppliers and train boat owners and captains about human rights, possibly with a demonstration vessel and rewards for altering their practices.