Agriculture

Recruiter couple banned from running a business after exploiting workers

A team of husband and wife recruiters have been banned for a total of 21 years after exploiting agricultural workers, the Insolvency Service has revealed.

Legislation/Regulation 22 October 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 12-16 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new launches include: CIPHR, Encore Personnel, Hogan Assessments

Supplier, Technology 12 October 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 28 SEPTEMBER-2 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beringer Tame, CIPHR, PBS, Recruitment Entrepreneur

Supplier 28 September 2020

North-West recruiter enjoys summer boom in temp placements

A Birkenhead-headquartered recruitment business reports it is enjoying significant success in placing more temporary workers this summer in driving, logistics, distribution and warehousing jobs than at the same time in previous years.

GLAA officers check up on farm workers in Cambridgeshire

The Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is continuing its efforts to ensure regulations are followed during the coronavirus pandemic.

GLAA temporary licensing scheme ends

A temporary licensing scheme launched by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in March to meet a predicted urgent demand will end this week.

GLAA visits farms to give support during Covid-19 crisis

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) will be visiting all agricultural labour sites in the South of England and Wales over the coming weeks as part of ongoing support during the coronavirus crisis.

Recruitment campaign for apple and pear pickers

National growers’ organisation British Apples and Pears has launched a recruitment campaign to fill 10,000 picking jobs in their members’ orchards from August to October. 

Temporary workforce 12 May 2020

Will furloughed workers be drafted in to help on farms?

Furloughed workers may be encouraged to work as fruit and vegetable pickers to help farmers fill their labour shortages, the BBC reports.

Agricultural recruiters call for expansion of scheme to feed the nation

Fears that the UK’s farming sector will run out of workers has led to a call to expand the Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme.

Temporary workforce 21 April 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 20-24 APRIL 2020

This week’s new launches include: Alexander Mann Solutions, Candidate.ID, Credentially, Enginuity, GeekTalent, inploi, Jobs in North Wales, Konexo, Snack, Talent Beam, WorkTaps, Zoom

Supplier, Temporary workforce 20 April 2020

Flights arrive to bring Eastern European pickers to UK for farms

A private air charter firm has been retained to bring Eastern European farm workers to the UK.

Temporary workforce 16 April 2020

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
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