Archive for the 'gangmasters' Category

Coalition to scrap sex trafficking safeguards – The Independent

“Government to close special police units and rebuff EU moves to protect victims and target criminal gangs.”

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The Independent, 6th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gangmaster laws to be extended to cut deaths in construction industry – The Guardian

“Directors will be legally forced to ensure good health and safety management and gangmaster licensing will be extended to the construction industry as the centrepiece of a hard-hitting government inquiry into the high number of fatalities on Britain’s building sites published today.”

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The Guardian, 8th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Daffodil harvester stripped of gangmaster licence and accused of using forced labour – The Guardian

“A UK-wide investigation into allegations of forced labour among migrant daffodil pickers has resulted in one of the industry’s largest labour suppliers losing its licence.”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gangmaster stripped of licence for abusing migrant workers – The Guardian

“A gangmaster who supplied migrant workers to harvest leeks sold at Sainsbury’s has lost his licence after being found guilty of abuse, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gangmasters face losing licences as crackdown reveals exploitation – The Guardian

“Nine gangmasters who employ hundreds of migrant workers face having their licences revoked after the largest crackdown of its kind found labourers were being underpaid and forced to live in substandard accommodation, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gangmasters ‘exploiting loophole’ – BBC News

“Gangmasters banned from agriculture are moving into other industries, such as construction and care homes, investigators have discovered.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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