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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A Polish cockler sets off to work off the North Wales coast watched by an officer of the new Gangmasters Licensing Authority Picture: GERALLT RADCLIFFE
Joshua Beesley, 27, described as 'a hard-working dad', made thousands from his part in the plot, which was exposed following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).
The sentences came after an operation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to tackle labour exploitation found 41 Romanian workers living in Liverpool.
Gaina, 25, and Hayat, 43, pleaded guilty at Leicester crown court to acting as gangmasters without a licence and were each given suspended 12-month jail sentences.
Councillor Jim Sheridan's support for the fight against modern slavery stems from his time as an MP, when he promoted the Bill which led to the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004.
These types of jobs are good for the unscrupulous bosses, slum landlords and gangmasters, but they are bad news for the workers and of course the tsunami of hardship and misery that follows an economy built on poverty wages.
Criminal gangmasters have become smarter in their exploitation of vulnerable people, evading detection and making it seem as though everything is legitimate and above board to the untrained eye.
Minister for Immigration James Brokenshire said:We will make Britain a fairer, and safer place for employees by introducing new and improved protections for workers.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.I want to send a clear message to workers, we will pass new laws to protect you, and we will enforce them.
TEN major criminal probes are going on across Scotland in the hunt for illegal gangmasters.
It is alleged that between July 2013 and March 2014 that he acted as a gangmaster in North Wales and North West england on contravention of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act, 2004.
THE Tories have been accused of blocking worker involvement in the gangmasters watchdog.
In a recent operation in Kent, investigators exploded an alleged trafficking ring in which more than 30 Lithuanian workers claimed they were kept in debt bondage, forced to work up to 17 hours a shift collecting free range eggs around the country and physically assaulted by their Lithuanian enforcers - a charge their gangmasters deny.