Gangmaster convicted of operating without a licence
A gangmaster business pled guilty to contravening the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday 7 May 2009.
Soul Recruitment Ltd based at Unit 7, Newington Business Centre, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh were convicted of operating as a gangmaster business without a licence and was fined 200.
This is the second conviction in Scotland under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004.
Soul Recruitment Ltd supplied a workforce of approximately six workers a week between December 2007 until April 2008 to a beef processing business in the West Lothian area without the required Gangmaster Licence to do so.
Paul Whitehouse, Chairman of the GLA said:
We will continue to take action against those who are operating outside the law as well as the licensed gangmasters who flout the rules.
We are not just targeting the gangmasters we can also prosecute the growers, processors and packers who use unlicensed gangmasters.
We are determined to enforce the law. Where we find illegal activity we will seek the appropriate sanctions.