Gangmaster Licensing Authority
The GLA was established
in 2005, after the disaster in Morecambe, where 23 illegal immigrant labourers were drowned at sea whilst
cockle picking in 2004.
The Gangmaster Licensing Authority aims to protect workers in the labour sector,
regulating businesses that provide workers to the horticulture and fresh
produce supply chain industry. The GLA aims to protect vulnerable workers from
exploitation; ensuring workers receive adequate and fair pay, benefits and
conditions, and treatment.
scheme is strict for businesses and individuals who provide workers to
forestry, shellfish, horticulture, agriculture, and food and drink processing
and packaging. Whether you are an employment agency, labour provider or
gangmaster who provides workers to any of the following sector you must obtain
a GLA license. If you use labour in any of the following sectors, you must
ensure the provider is licensed.
Such businesses are
commonly subjected to GLA inspections; therefore it is vital that your business
complies with the strict regulations. These regulations apply to all areas:
workers, health and safety, pay, transport, training, and accommodation.
At Ison Harrison, we regularly deal with prosecutions from the GLA. We can aid your response when dealing with the GLA, and handle appeals. For confidential advice and assistance please call 0113 284 5062.
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