We launched the Blood Bricks campaign in January of this year in an effort to illuminate the modern day slavery conditions for millions of workers in the brick kiln industry, particularly in India. Last week BBC Radio 4 and the BBC this week highligh …

 BBC blood bricks

We launched the Blood Bricks campaign in January of this year in an effort to illuminate the modern day slavery conditions for millions of workers in the brick kiln industry, particularly in India.

Last week BBC Radio 4 and the BBC this week highlighted our campaign on the News at 6 and online. Please see the links below:

  1. ‘Lose my life, my leg or my hand?’: Modern-day slavery in India
  2. Punished by axe: Bonded labour in India’s brick kilns
  3. BBC World Tonight on Radio 4

(Listen in at 12.33 on the show for #bloodbricks report)

These news articles have received a lot of attention, and indeed the article on the BBC news sight is currently the most popular:

BB BBC

 

It is important that we get the word out and highlight the situation as much as possible, so please continue to widely share these stories.

USI with Thompsons Solicitors Scotland will be visiting the Foreign Office in the UK next week to talk about the campaign.

I’m sure you will agree that by working in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in India, in a few short months we have been able to highlight this issue in the UK and Indian press with success – the challenge now is to maintain the momentum.

Please help us keep the pressure up.


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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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