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GLA Revokes gangmaster licence

Blatant refusal to pay workers properly
A Suffolk gangmaster has had his licence revoked after failing to correct a failure identified on previous inspections.
Perinet Limited trading as Butchery and Abattoir Services based in Bury St Edmunds, must now stop supplying workers in the GLA regulated sectors or face prosecution. Mr Robert McDonald the Managing Director of Perinet Limited, supplied workers to a variety of areas including boners and butchers to a meat processing plant in Ballymena in Northern Ireland.
The GLA initially found that the workers were not receiving the correct holiday entitlement of 24 days paid holiday and notified Mr McDonald that he would be allowed to continue trading if this was rectified in March 2008.
At a follow up inspection in September 2008 GLA officers found that the requirement had still not been met and the licence was revoked without immediate effect. Perinet Limited did not appeal against the GLA decision and the licence was formally revoked on 27 October 2008.
Paul Whitehouse, Chairman of the GLA, said: This company had a significant period of time to resolve the problem. We were set up to protect workers and if their legal rights are not taken seriously, then we have no choice but to revoke the licence.


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