Tesco in bold move to restart slave trade

Leading retailer Tesco has announced that its new range of slaves, to be branded as ‘domestic volunteers’, will hit the shelves later this year.

The company announced ‘we’ve been using these ‘volunteers’ to make our clothes for years, so it makes sense to bring them front and centre in our retail operations.’

Recruitment, storage and transport problems have been encountered but are said to have now been addressed, with these functions being outsourced to companies in Bristol and Liverpool who have ‘previous experience in these markets’.

Criticism of the plans as ‘cynical and racist’ has been rejected by Tesco, who pointed out that they are an equal opportunities employer and will use volunteers of any gender, race or creed.

Sainsbury’s has denied that they will be following their rival into the slave market, but the Co-op is thought to be exploring a Fair Trade and organic option.


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