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Since we published we received more tips from our readers. “Human Trafficking all the way from Albania to Newham” will be published soon !
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Corbyn’s solicitor sent us an email threatening to sue if we do not take this page down. Here is the email:
A local firm in Gallions Reach, London, UK is allegedly hiring undocumented immigrant workers with the intention of exploiting their undocumented status for cheap wages and long illegal hours. Corbyn Construction LTD., a Stratford based construction contractor developed and owned by Michael Cusack and his partners opened a restaurant and bar at their property Gallions Hotel. This site is also known for being visited by Enda Kenny, former Taoiseach of Ireland.
The restaurant, named Gallions Grill, opened in Spring of 2017. The owners, Mr. Cusack and Manager Declan Hughes, hired undocumented staff for low wages and forced the employees to work long hours with unpaid wages and inadequate and illegal housing on site.
Most of the staff were from Eastern European countries, such as Czech Republic. Most of these type of workers feel “forced to work” the long hours and exposed to hazardous conditions with no overtime pay with fear of losing any minimal compensation. Corbyn Construction LTD. dodge culpability by paying workers in cash and no verification of employment authorization. The undocumented status leaves these workers vulnerable to employer abuse all while they profit. Examples of abuse would include housing workers on site at Corbyn LTD. in illegal filthy bug ridden warehouses. The site where workers were housed by Corbyn Ltd, would also include dangerous hazards, illegal, and safety concerns. Last year, an employee was mauled by a trained guard dog and was threatened by the management of reporting the incident to authorities.
Workers of Gallions Grill would also regularly ask for their pay slips but the owner, Mr. Cusack would avoid providing them. The impact of exploiting undocumented labor leaves behind a gap that local authorities are not doing enough to police or protect. Unauthorized workers are often timid to speak up of employer abuse and inadequate working conditions with fear of being retaliated against. More needs to be done to bring awareness of companies and owners like Corbyn LTD. so that the public can make decisions to do business with ethical and humane entities. CEO, Michael Cusack is also involved in a case of unreported employment. Corbyn management gives employees a letter of employment but never puts employees on payroll.
Video of the poor conditions Slave Housing (warehouse) provided by Corbyn Construction LTD
Corbyn Construction is currently under investigation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and The London City Police for a case of modern slavery reported by an employee.
Listen to Corbyn CEO, Michael Cusack trying to cover up the dog bite incident
00:10 Michael Cusack admits the Dog bite happened on Corbyn’site
2:28 Michael Cusack says he wants to be ahead of the Police
2:46 Michael Cusack said “Corbyn failed to control the dog”
Is Corbyn Management hiding something behind Corbyn MODERN SLAVERY Policy ?
Right after we published this article Corbyn added on its website a Modern Slavery Policy aiming to protect the company from bad publicity.
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Since publishing “Corbyn Construction LTD: Large Construction Contractor exploits cheap and illegal labor in UK ”, the author has received several alleged victims that have come forward claiming abuses alleged by Irish owned construction firms in UK, such as Corbyn LTD. The sources of these messages did not want to be identified in fear of retaliation as some are currently still employed by such construction companies. It is noted that the claims have not been verified but the messages were consistent in fear and disgust against the owners of such construction companies named in the “Corbyn Construction LTD: Large Construction Contractor exploits cheap and illegal labor in UK ” article. Messages from these former and current have trickled in concurring with the opinions of the article. Alleged former and current employees claim of racismtowards S. Asian, Muslim, and Eastern European workers. These alleged victims have suspected their wages were routinely shorted and often worked long hours in unsafe conditions without the mandated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). There was even some that have suspected widespread bribery for “pay to work” schemes in construction companies owned by Irish owners, such as Corbyn Construction LTD.
Are people willing to allow developing on the backs of modern slave labor for slick flats and modern wharfs, such as the New Union Wharf development? It is disillusioning to hear the alleged abuses that are occurring in a supposed “modern age of technology and innovation”. These claims, albeit unverified, are sending smoke signals of the cost of morality for the sake of modernization. Citizens of nearby communities where these companies develop need to do some self-examination as to the ethical concerns of how they wish to construct a thriving and humane community. It is time for businesses and consumers to evolve. Europe is already slipping in it’s ranking for “World’s Worst Countries for Workers” index. In this 2018 index, UK was scored as a “Regular Violations of Rights” which shared the same category as some African countries (Lesotho, Congo, and Liberia).
We are living in an age where some Presidents are declaring “Trade Wars” and uncertainties that come with Brexit are problematic for employers and laborers. The realities of Brain Drain is consequence of the declining working conditions in the UK. If the UK wishes to compete in an age of rapid innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, we need to develop ethical and humane working standards to keep the country’s labor intact.
Corbyn LTD Management accused of CYBERCRIME
Corbyn Contruction LTD, has recently been accused by a former employee of attempt to illegally access his private internet accounts. The former employee, was critically hurt on the company’s site, has been very vocal about the Company’s negligence on social media about the negligence of the Corbyn Construction. In retaliation, the former employee had receive notices of illegal attempt to access his email accounts. Only associates of Corbyn Construction know the email addresses of these accounts since the accounts were created to communicate with the company. The former employee has also been working with crime authorities to conduct investigation into the illegal access.
The former employee is not at all surprised by these type of methods by his former employer as he saw first hand how the unethical management and owners operated.
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