Agriculture

Gangmasters fined after agency illegally supplied workers to factory

Two men who acted as unlicensed gangmasters for an eight-month period have been fined following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Legislation/Regulation 20 March 2020

Trade bodies call for proper definition of ‘self-employed’ and delay to IR35 extension

Recruitment trade bodies have called on the chancellor to use today’s Budget to legislate for a proper definition of the self-employed and delay the roll-out of the extension of IR35 rules into the private sector.

Think students know about agriculture? Think again

A UK farming newspaper has launched #ThisIsAgriculture – a campaign aimed at highlighting the agricultural industry as a career destination of choice.

Diversity/Inclusion 3 March 2020

Retailers encourage supply chains to be responsible in recruitment

Many of the UK’s large retailers have joined together as sponsors of the Responsible Recruitment Toolkit (RRT).

Government ups numbers of non-EU workers seasonal workers on farms to 10,000

The government is to quadruple the number of seasonal workers farmers can recruit across the UK as a whole on a temporary basis from outside the EU this year.

GLAA revokes licence of Southampton-based recruiter

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has revoked the licence of a Southampton-based recruitment agency with immediate effect.

Employment enforcement tsar calls on government to address workers’ wrongly labelled status

The UK’s interim director of labour market enforcement has called on government to address the thorny issue of employment status in its forthcoming Employment Bill.

Employment professionals recognised in New Year’s Honours list

Professionals committed to helping unemployed people and graduates into work, as well as those charged with tackling the scourge of modern slavery, were among those recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

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
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