gangmaster


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gangmaster

(ˈɡæŋˌmɑːstə)
n
(Agriculture) a person who recruits and manages temporary or migratory labourers, esp for seasonal agricultural work
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Three people were arrested as a result of warrants being executed across the city including a husband and wife, aged 28 and 32, and a 34-year-old man, as part of an eight-month probe into illegal gangmaster activity.
Yesterday, we told how the GLA stripped former headteacher Sheila Wood, 57, of her licence to run a labour agency for breaches of the rules - including links to Lithuanian gangmaster Rimintas Sulcas.
The gangmaster, Janos Orsos, 43, of Heckmondwike, was jailed for five years in May for his part in a human trafficking operation in Kirklees.
Many of these workers live in accommodation, often very poor quality, provided by the gangmaster.
A ROGUE gangmaster we've exposed has lost his licence after failing to give staff holiday pay or even the minimum wage.
Businesses have been urged to establish whether the labour provider needs or has a Gangmaster Licensing Authority (GLA) licence, the history of the operation, and whether it is a live company on the Companies House register.
A GLA statement said the operation concerned "an unlicensed gangmaster involved in gathering cockles within the New Brighton and Moreton area".
A fruit farming company has admitted using an unlicensed gangmaster to provide Bulgarian workers for a Perthshire farm, BBC reported.
Judge Taylor told Nguyen: "Somewhere there is a Vietnamese gangmaster who is responsible for bringing people like you into the country and organising the labour within the cannabis farms.
LMR, a national recruitment company that supplies short-term contract workers for the food industry is believed to be one of the first to hold a gangmaster licence.
THIS is shameless gangmaster "Mr Singh" who exploits migrant workers for just pounds 10 a day.