United Kingdom -Illegal gangmaster received jail sentence -December 10, 2013

On 9 December, the court sentenced an unlicensed gangmaster to seven years in jail for offences under the Gangmasters Licensing Act. The Act, which regulates the application of national labour laws to contracts of temporary workers in the agricultural and food processing sectors, was adopted in 2004 to combat widespread exploitation of migrant workers. The illegal gangmaster was found guilty of acting as an unlicensed gangmaster, possessing a licence belonging to another person, conspiracy to money laundering and physical assault on his employees. This is the first time an illegal gangmaster is jailed rather than fined for offences under the act.

English: http://www.staffingindustry.com/eng/Research-Publications/Daily-News/UK ...

Focus on the Gangmaster Licensing Act: http://www.ilo.org/dyn/migpractice/migmain ...  

 

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