Strengthening the dialogue on slave like work, environmental degradation and globalised commodity chains

  • Vasquez Pistorio, B. (Organiser)
  • Garvey, B. (Organiser)
  • Sambajee, P. (Organiser)
  • McGuire, D. (Organiser)
  • Emmanuel Oguri (Invited speaker)
  • Carla Leal (Invited speaker)
  • Valter Zanin (Invited speaker)
  • Umida Niyazova (Invited speaker)
  • Marcela Vecchione (Invited speaker)
  • Reeaz Chuttoo (Invited speaker)
  • Jane Ragoo (Invited speaker)
  • Cormac McAleer (Invited speaker)
  • John Loughrey (Invited speaker)

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Global supply chains depend on, and reinforce, relations of unfree labour and deepen resource depletion in globally significant biomes. Slave like work has origins in Atlantic trades, and continues to driven by wage suppression, criminality and impoverishment alongside new authoritarian regimes. Its proliferation shapes the lives of workers and communities across geographies of yawning inequalities in value appropriation and wealth distribution. The relationships between free and unfree work, the dismantling of protections and lawless value capture, slave like work and ecological degradation linked to globalised supply chains calls for empirical and theoretical innovation.
This workshop brings together researchers and labour activists from spaces of contemporary unfree, slave like work, and acute resource extraction across the Global north and south. The sharing of new knowledge and of collective resistance to socio-environmental injustice seeks to inform new strategies and a special conference stream on the workshop theme.
Period20 Jun 2022
Event typeWorkshop
Conference number1
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • slave labour
  • commodity chains
  • environmental impact
  • unfree labour
  • contemporary slave labour