Agriculture

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

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
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