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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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WEST Midlands MPs are being urged to support a Bill to license gangmasters when it goes to Parliament for its second reading next Friday.
They include gangmasters accused of exploitation, tax dodging and a string of firms which have gone bust owing the taxpayer millions of pounds.
The Gangmasters Licensing Authority said it found overcrowded accommodation and workers living in caravans, paid less than pounds 10 a day, in Cornwall and Scotland.
Last week the first person to be convicted under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act, Fiona Jane Clark of Perth, was sentenced to 18 months' probation and 140 hours of community service for operating without a licence.
He gave crucial evidence at the trial of callous gangmaster Lin Liang Ren, jailed for 14 years last week.
He told delegates, 'Too often and for too many migrants, the promise of profitable employment in Wales ends in hardship and anguish at the hands of unscrupulous gangmasters.
A despicable" gangmaster who left 21 Chinese cockle pickers to drown in the rising tides of Morecambe Bay was facing a jail sentence last night.
And in Norfolk, a Ukrainian former asylum seeker suspected of being the workers' gangmaster was held along with another man.
Police said one man was a Ukrainian in his 40s who lived in King's Lynn, Norfolk, and was suspected of being one of the counrty's most notorious gangmasters.
THE gangmasters who recruited 19 drowned Chinese cockle pickers could be arrested within days.
Jim Sheriden, MP for West Renfrewshire, is introducing a Private Member's Bill to force gangmasters operating in agriculture to obtain licences and operate within the law, including respecting minimum employment provisions.
It is the start of another busy day for farm labourers employed by gangmasters to pick and pack fresh produce for the multi-million pound food industry.