GLAA moves to stop staff abuse

By Rod Addy

- Last updated on GMT

The GLAA has launched a consultation into new steps to protect vulnerable workers from exploitation
The GLAA has launched a consultation into new steps to protect vulnerable workers from exploitation
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is calling for contributions to the consultation launched last month on new proposals to protect workers across the supply chain from exploitation.

The proposals cover all industries and include creating a single enforcement agency, uniting the GLAA’s work with the Employment Agency Standards Inspecto-rate and HMRC’s Minimum Wage team.

The Government believed the plan it has outlined would provide a strong, recognisable single brand, so individuals knew where to go for help and how to raise a complaint.

It also hoped this would provide more support for businesses that wanted to comply with the rules, through coordinated enforcement action, pooled intelligence and more flexible resourcing.

Protection of vulnerable workers

“Our priority is the protection of vulnerable workers from exploitation and we welcome moves to make it easier for victims to access help and support,”​ said chair of the GLAA board Margaret Beels.

“This ‘victim focus’ approach is already underpinned by strong and effective partnerships between the GLAA and our partners. We will go through the Government’s proposals carefully and respond fully.”

The deadline for responses to the 12-week consultation is 11.45pm on 6 October.

Meanwhile, last month, a man has been arrested after three potential modern slavery victims alleged to have been working in the food processing sector were rescued by the GLAA in Cambridgeshire.

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