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15 August 2008

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Vulnerable workers disappointed
Last week the report of the Vulnerable Worker Enforcement Forum was published
  • The trades unions are disappointed that the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA), was not extended from agriculture, forestry, shellfishing and food processing and packaging to construction


  • The GLA was created as a result of several years of painstaking work by all involved, from farmers and growers through trades unions and food processors to the big supermarkets
  • They wanted to stop exploitation in a sector where there were many migrant workers, easily cheated of their rights
  • But by early 2005, only twenty-five per cent of migrant workers were in the sectors to be covered by the Act, while the remainder were mainly in care, catering, construction and hospitality

  • Paul Whitehouse & Judy Kirby

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