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EASI remit could tackle labour exploitation at umbrella and intermediary firms

The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate could have its remit extended to tackle labour exploitation at umbrella companies and intermediaries.

New Staffline CEO Pullen on the acquisition trail

The new CEO of recruitment and employment organisation Staffline Group has wasted no time in making his mark with the acquisition of three staffing businesses.

19 March 2018

Three held in human trafficking investigation in North-West England

A husband and wife were among a trio arrested last week as part of investigations into an alleged modern day slavery network in North-West England.

Legislation/Regulation 12 March 2018

GLAA arrest gangmasters in Ely and recover enslaved workers

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority officers have arrested a Romanian couple in Cambridgeshire on suspicion of modern slavery and gangmaster offences.

Legislation/Regulation 6 February 2018

GLAA revokes Cornish gangmaster’s licence

A Cornish gangmaster has been shut down by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Temporary workforce 29 January 2018

Prince Andrew seeks green-fingered assistant for Royal Lodge

Do you have green fingers, don’t fancy working inside and are a fan of the Royals?

In-house recruitment 16 January 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 2-5 JANUARY 2018

This week’s appointments include: Glassdoor, MorePeople, Rutherford Briant Recruitment, The Treasury Recruitment Company

Technology 3 January 2018

Britons will ‘starve’ after Brexit

England’s biggest winemaker, and supplier to 10 Downing Street, has warned that Britons will “starve” if foreign fruit pickers are not allowed into the country after Brexit.

Temporary workforce 6 December 2017

Up to 800m jobs could be lost to automation, says McKinsey

Up to 800m workers worldwide could lose their jobs as a result of automation by 2030, according to research by consultants McKinsey.

Technology 30 November 2017

GLAA on recruitment drive to tackle labour market abuse

The Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) aims to have 125 staff by the end of the financial year as it gears up to tackle labour market abuse and modern slavery.

Supplier 29 November 2017

GLAA film urges employees to ‘Do the Right Thing’

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is encouraging employers to show their staff a film that tells them what to do if they suspect modern slavery in their workplace.

Australia study reveals endemic exploitation of temporary migrant workers

A major new study has found evidence of widespread and endemic exploitation of foreign temporary workers in Australia.

Temporary workforce 22 November 2017

Hard cheese if you’ve got a lot of bottle and don’t get this job

Do you like cheese? Well, have we found a gouda job for you?

In-house recruitment 13 November 2017

Three arrested in Kent in modern slavery operation

Two men and one woman were arrested in Kent today in connection with a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority investigation into modern slavery in the poultry industry.

Legislation/Regulation 2 November 2017

Weak pound hits labour-short sectors despite PM’s Brexit speech

A weakened pound in the wake of Brexit is causing employers in labour-short sectors to increase pay in order to secure talent, recruiters say.

Blenheim Palace looks for apprentices in local schools

An Oxfordshire-based world heritage site, famous for being the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, is reaching out to local schools to recruit future talent.

In-house recruitment 1 August 2017

GLAA boss seeks to allay Brexit fears

The executive director of the GLAA (Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority) has sought to allay fears that Brexit will hamper its ability to tackle people trafficking, labour exploitation and modern slavery.

GLAA hits back at labour exploitation with new powers

New powers given to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have already seen positive results following the authority’s extended remit.

Settled status for EU workers good for UK plc

Recruiters have welcomed government plans granting EU workers “settled status” post-Brexit as good for UK plc and for the hiring of talent into the recruitment sector itself.

Legislation/Regulation 26 June 2017

Fruit growers could go out of business due to labour shortages

The director of a soft fruits supplier has asked the government to allow seasonal fruit pickers from the EU an easier ride into the UK or see firms like his go out of business.

Nottingham man jailed for forced labour and human trafficking

A Nottingham landlord has been sentenced to eight years in prison after admitting human trafficking, two counts of forced labour and fraud at Nottingham Crown Court earlier this month.

Chinese students flock to Australia to plug gap in China’s wine industry

Chinese students are heading to South Australia to study winemaking to plug a talent winemaking shortage in China’s own wine industry.

Emerging talent 22 May 2017

Recruitment director fined for supplying workers without licence

A Somerset businesswoman has been fined a total of £4k after admitting supplying workers to a fish processing plant without the necessary gangmaster licence.

Temporary workforce 12 May 2017

GLA joins joint operation to prevent illegal shellfish practices

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has taken part in a multi-agency enforcement operation into illegal shellfish operations in the Lochaber area in the Highlands of Scotland.

Legislation/Regulation 18 November 2016

TRS Personnel loses GLA licence after chopping workers’ pay

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has stripped a Shropshire gangmaster of his GLA licence after inspectors found his company was systematically ‘skimming’ workers’ pay, resulting in employees receiving less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

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