Auckland Council voted to make sure forced labour isn’t utilized when purchasing goods, following concerns regarding the new electric buses, Stuff reports. Councillors voted unanimously on Thursday to ensure the ratepayer-funded organisation requires all goods and service providers to comply with international standards of human rights and relevant labour laws. The council changed the policy after the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s investigation into whether the 98 electric buses on the verge of leasing were made by Uyghurs in China who were forced into the work.

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