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Leicester sweatshops a ‘modern-day scourge’, says Patel

Priti Patel has confirmed a cross-Government task force has been formed to stop the exploitation of workers. It follows reports that staff in factories in Leicester are earning as little as £3 an hour. Minimum wage is £8.72 for people aged over 25. The factories also have unsafe conditions with no evidence of social distancing measures being taken.

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