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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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The GLAA, formerly known as the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, was formed after the deaths of 23 cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay in 2004.
The operation was carried out by police officers and staff from Newcastle City Council, National Crime Agency, Crown Prosecution Service, Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) The British Red Cross, and Hope for Justice.
Officers from Romania, Lithuania and Holland - plus a Finnish officer representing Europol - joined the National Crime Agency, Gangmasters Licensing Authority and Immigration Enforcement.
West Midlands Police worked with their continental counterparts as well as the National Crime Agency Gangmasters Licensing Authority and immigration officers.
A new Director of Labour Market Enforcement and reforms to the Gangmasters Licensing Authority sends a clear message that we are committed to protecting employees and bringing rogue operators to justice.
The Gangmasters Licensing Authority, who regulate the supply of labour gangs, said criminal exploitation of workers peaks in spring and throughout summer into autumn.
A 23-year-old man was later quizzed by investigators from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority on suspicion of pocketing wages earned by the men and women.
Detectives from the PSNI Human Trafficking Unit are working with Revenue and Customs, the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, the Health and Safety Executive and local police.
His planned new unit of 100 staff will bring together people from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, and specialist police units and Home Office enforcement staff.
A spokesman for the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, set up following the Morecambe Bay tragedy in 2004, said: "We have been made aware of the issue by Conwy County Borough Council and we are liaising with them as part of the process.
Government agency the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) protects shellfish gatherers from exploitation.
The Gangmasters Licensing Authority revoked Sara Recruitment's licence last July after "allegations of noncompliance.