GLAA interviews agency workers in unannounced visits

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has carried out unannounced visits to 10 labour providers and labour users in Lincolnshire.

As part of its ongoing efforts to check on agency workers’ welfare and to tackle unlicensed activity, staff from the GLAA interviewed 24 agency workers in the South Holland and East Lindsey districts last week.

The interviews with the agency workers covered areas such as their working hours, working conditions, pay, holiday entitlement and accommodation.

Lincolnshire and the East of England more widely is a key region for the GLAA due to its high levels of agricultural, food processing and packaging work, all of which requires licensed labour providers.

GLAA head of compliance Martin Jones said: “We hope this visible operational activity acts as a deterrent to anyone who was considering flouting our regulations and ignoring our licensing standards. We will find out and we will use all available tools to ensure that you cannot continue to work in our regulated sectors.”

Following the unannounced visits, all 10 labour providers and labour users were given a clean bill of health. 

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