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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Gangmasters are in operation up and down the country and we ask all MPs in the West Midlands, whatever political party, to support the Bill for regulation.
But some prefer the 'no questions asked ' gangmasters and there may be as many as 75,000 illegal labourers.
THIS is the man who gangmasters turn to when they find themselves in trouble with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA).
The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has pledged to target companies and individuals who profit by employing Eastern European and Asian workers to staff food factories and farms across the region.
THREE gangmasters have had their licences revoked after an investigation into the treatment of Polish and Lithuanian gang labour used to pick flowers.
But people such as the gangmasters who exploit people like Li should be deported.
Criminal gangmasters are operating in Wales exploiting immigrant workers, a leading founder of Poland's Solidarity movement warned yesterday.
Lin Liang Ren sold the produce to local gangmasters who then sold it on to fish businesses.
A new Gangmasters Licensing Act comes into force next year, making it illegal for labour providers to operate without licenses, and it will be an offence for anyone to use an unlicensed gangmaster.
Superintendent Simon Bailey, of Norfolk Police, said: 'These people are modern-day slaves working 15-hour days, living in overcrowded, unsuitable conditions and paid a pittance while gangmasters live in luxury and launder the profits.
More than 40 people were in custody today following one of the UK's biggest investigations into the employment of illegal immigrants by gangmasters.