Fairfield Composting

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  1. This employer (Fairfield composting)uses forced labour alongside paid employees. The work is outside and standing (without wet proofs provided)for 120 hrs.The employer states any breaks or lunch break will not be taken off the 30 hr week required. All of the claimants there were afraid of losing their JSA entitlement and so did what was asked of them in cold and freezing conditions. The firm is supposed to produce compost for non-profit. I was told by full time paid employees of the company that compost was no longer produced there, but, was bought in Warrington from another contractor and sold on

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Dec, 2013


  1. Dec 2013 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Manchester, Manchester M11 2WJ, UK