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Minimum wage abuse by Glenrothes Gangmaster

Minimum wage abuse by Glenrothes Gangmaster

A Glenrothes Gangmaster who paid her workers below National Minimum Wage was found to be acting as a front for another person who was not named on the licence.

Miss Lorna McConaghy the named Principal Authority on the licence was found to be not in control of her business and was acting on behalf of a person who is an undischarged bankrupt.

A licence holder is fully responsible for the welfare of the workers and any principal authority is deceiving the GLA if they do not have full control and therefore the ability to protect the workers.

The workers who were potato graders were receiving 42 per day for a 7hr 45 minute shift means they were only paid 5.41 per hour which is under the National Minimum Wage of 5.73 per hour.

Due to the deception involved the GLA have declared Miss McConaghy is not a fit and proper person to hold a GLA licence.

Paul Whitehouse, Chairman of the GLA said:
Everybody has a right to minimum employment standards, we will continue to make sure everybody gets the protection they deserve.
We take deception very seriously, if we have been lied to about who controls the business there is a chance that other lies have been told as well.

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