‘Unlicensed gangmaster’ supplying Lincolnshire farms
3 December 2015
From the section Lincolnshire
Media captionThe footage was recorded by an undercover reporter
A BBC investigation has found evidence of an agency that provides staff in the supermarket supply chain using an unlicensed gangmaster.
BBC Look North filmed undercover at a Lincolnshire farm after learning of claims of poor working methods in the vegetable picking industry.
It revealed Local Link Recruitment appeared to employ Rafal Czerwiak as an unlicensed gangmaster.
The firm said it was licensed and that Mr Czerwiak did not work for it.
A reporter posed as a worker on a farm understood to supply cabbages to three major supermarkets.
Following the 2004 cockle picking tragedy in Morecambe Bay, anyone who provides workers to farms should have a licence from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority.
Source:: BBC world news feed