gangmaster


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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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They have been quizzed on suspicion of modern slavery offences, including forced labour and trafficking, in connection with police's and Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority's (GLAA) joint investigation.
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.
The people are extremely vulnerable, their livelihood and accommodation is provided by their gangmaster and they are genuinely terrified of them.
Now that firm has lost its licence after inspectors from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority found that Darr was still in charge.
The Government department advises them to ensure, where possible, that the gangmasters are paying VAT and other taxes.
A MAN has been arrested after an investigation into unlicensed gangmasters operating in Wirral.
Whilst the rules for farmers to avoid prosecution are simple - just use a licensed gangmaster - it can be difficult sometimes for them to know exactly how their gangmaster is operating.
Procurator Fiscal Helen Nisbet said it was important for all farmers using gangmaster labour to ensure they were complying with the regulations, or they would be liable to prosecution.
If I were satisfied that you were that gangmaster, I would give you a double-figure sentence.
The Gangmaster regulations apply to any firm operating in the agriculture, horticulture, shellfish gathering and associated processing and packaging industries.
When we called on Mr Singh yesterday, a man identifying himself as his nephew defended the gangmaster.