Agriculture

Gangmasters admit in court to supplying workers without a licence

Two Buckinghamshire men have admitted supplying workers into a food processing company without a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence.

Legislation/Regulation 9 December 2019

Dairy plant to create new jobs in County Monaghan

A new dairy formula plant is to create 60 jobs over the next three years in Carrickmacross in County Monaghan.

In-house recruitment 19 November 2019

GLAA joins forces to check for unlicensed shellfish operators

A multi-agency operation aimed at ensuring the safety of cockle pickers has taken place in South Wales (pictured).

Legislation/Regulation 25 October 2019

IRP November 2019: Nurturing the next generation

Nick Mock, managing director at One Step Recruitment, on nurturing the next generation

GLAA officers arrest modern slavery suspect

The GLAA (Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority) has arrested a man on suspicion of committing acts of forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

Legislation/Regulation 17 October 2019

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.

Legislation/Regulation 14 October 2019

GLAA arrest man in Gloucestershire for slavery and forced labour offences

A Romanian man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit slavery, servitude and forced labour.

Legislation/Regulation 3 October 2019

GLAA detain Romanian national at airport for modern slavery offences

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences after returning to the UK from Romania.

Legislation/Regulation 19 September 2019

Don’t stay in the dark with jobs at Northway Mushrooms

A Northern Ireland enterprise is creating 20 new jobs at new mushroom composting facility in Co Tyrone.

In-house recruitment 20 August 2019

Recruiters back single new body to protect workers’ employment rights

Recruiters have given their backing to government proposals for single labour market enforcement body to improve enforcement of employment rights for workers and businesses.

Legislation/Regulation 18 July 2019

Consultation on single body to improve workers’ rights

The government has announced a consultation on proposals to create a single labour market enforcement body to improve enforcement of employment rights for workers and businesses.

Legislation/Regulation 17 July 2019

Full Strength campaign calls for reforms to overseas workers regulations

Recruitment organisations are among a coalition of bodies that have joined together in a campaign aimed at the next prime minister to avoid a skills disaster.

Legislation/Regulation 17 July 2019

Orkney island seeks recruit to keep sheep on the shore

North Ronaldsay would prefer prospective candidates aren’t sheepish in coming forward to fill a new role on the Scottish island.

19 June 2019

Recruitment agency loses appeal to get its licence back

A recruitment agency has lost its appeal against having its licence refused after a judge said workers at the agency were left open to potential exploitation.

Legislation/Regulation 14 June 2019

Recruiters on board to bring in the UK harvest

Recruiters are stepping up to help clients fill agricultural talent shortages.

Two fined for acting as unlicensed gangmasters in the North-West

Two men found to have been running a recruitment agency in the North-West of England have been fined for acting as unlicensed gangmasters.

Figures show UK’s employment rate might be facing its Waterloo

The UK’s unemployment rate has hit levels not seen since the emergence of ABBA at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Supplier 14 May 2019

Man stopped from providing workers to food processing factory

A man has been prevented from supplying workers without a licence following investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Devon.

Fish producer heralds new dawn for work placements

One of the UK’s largest producers of fish and seafood has taken on all of the young people supplied to it in the past year by a work-placement charity.

EU rules provide for greater protection for gig workers

The European Parliament has approved new EU rules aimed at providing greater protections for gig economy workers.

GLAA prevents two gangmasters from illegally supplying workers

Two people have been prevented from supplying workers without a licence in separate investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in the West Midlands.

Legislation/Regulation 9 April 2019

Agricultural machinery manufacturer seeks recruits for new warehouse

Kidderminster is to benefit from 50 new manufacturing jobs.

In-house recruitment 3 April 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of charging job-finding fees

A man has been arrested on suspicion of acting as an unlicensed gangmaster after allegations that overseas workers were charged ‘fees’ to find them jobs.

Legislation/Regulation 21 March 2019

Woman refused GLAA licence due to financials dealings with criminal gangmaster

A woman found to have had repeated financial dealings with a criminal gangmaster has been refused a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence.

Legislation/Regulation 25 February 2019

Jarell Group buys MRN Recruitment, plans up to six more deals this year

Jarell Group has acquired MRN Recruitment, a specialist industrial, horticultural and food manufacturing recruiter that focuses on the Lincolnshire region.

Your recruitment business 20 February 2019

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