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gangmaster

a person acts as a gangmaster if he supplies a worker to do specified work for another person or if he uses a worker to do work in connection with services provided by him to another person. Supply and use are widely defined to avoid technical avoidance. So a person acting as a gangmaster commits an offence if he is unlicensed and uses a worker to do any of the following work: harvesting or otherwise gathering agricultural produce, gathering shellfish, processing or packaging agricultural produce. Agricultural produce in this context means any produce derived from agriculture. A person who knowingly benefits from the services of an unlicensed gangmaster, himself commits an offence.
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Beesley, who worked for Contact Industrial Recruitment, took a cut from the profit made by the gangmaster.
Both men had pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting an unlicensed gangmaster last month, and Beesley also admitted conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position.
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.
"They happen anywhere." The latest tactic used by so-called "gangmasters" is to lure people to the North East with the promise of a better life.
Officers arrested Varga at his address last September as part of a joint investigation between West Midlands Police, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Gangmaster and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).
The case involved illegal shellfish gathering following a joint investigation by the Gangmaster's Licensing Authority and North Wales Police.
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.
In a statement, Mr Feje's friend Zslot Szenti told how Mr Feje used cannabis and legal highs during his time working under the gangmaster, known to them as "Kacsa", which means "duck" in Hungarian.
According to the Salvation Army, more than two fifths of adults they support who have fallen victim to trafficking are men, many of whom have been used by gangmaster firms.
A MAN has been arrested after an investigation into unlicensed gangmasters operating in Wirral.
XLTEC Recruitment Ltd acted as a "gangmaster" without a licence from September 2008 to June 2009.