'Slavery' uncovered on trawlers fishing for Europe
Shocking evidence of conditions akin to slavery on trawlers that provide fish for European dinner tables has been found in an investigation off the coast of west Africa.
Forced labour and human rights abuses involving African crews have been uncovered on trawlers fishing illegally for the European market by investigators for an environmental campaign group.
The Environmental Justice Foundation found conditions on board including incarceration, violence, withholding of pay, confiscation of documents, confinement on board for months or even years, and lack of clean water.
The EJF found hi-tech vessels operating without appropriate licences in fishing exclusion zones off the coast of Sierra Leone and Guinea over the last four years. The ships involved all carried EU numbers, indicating that they were licensed to import to Europe having theoretically passed strict hygiene standards....
Slave as a career has got a real bad press over time. What is needed is improvement of conditions, a union and a pay rise. Thence the slave career will grow in esteem and a promotion system will come in and enhance the career structure. Pay scales will be worked out for the basic slave to ceo slave. Finally the title of the work will change to "worker" "supervisor" "manager" etc and we will live precisely where we are now in the slave market.
ps; Did you know the word "slave" appears only twice in the real Bible (KJV). Just shows what these modern versions have done to the Biblical societal circumstances.