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Association of Labour Providers

The Association of Labour Providers (ALP) is the specialist trade association promoting responsible recruitment for labour providers. ALP represents and supports its members to ensure that the provision, use and management of labour in the food processing, horticultural and wider manufacturing, industrial, warehousing and distribution sectors is recognised as a model of good practice..

ALP Members range from small local labour providers to the largest national multi-sector suppliers. Growers packers, manufacturers, processors and logistics companies are welcomed as Associate Members.

More info in their websitehttp://labourproviders.org.uk/ 

Stronger Together is a multi-stakeholder business-led initiative aiming to reduce modern slavery particularly forced labour, labour trafficking and other hidden third party exploitation of workers. We provide guidance, training, resources and a network for employers, labour providers, workers and their representatives to work together to reduce exploitation.

Stronger Together offer a range of in-depth, specialist training opportunities on tackling modern slavery including open workshops, e-learning modules and bespoke in-house training. Our resources are free to download and include information posters, leaflets and powerful short films for training and induction of employees and temporary and seasonal workers; interactive checklists and template policies; and best-practice industry toolkits. Our in-depth toolkits inform and equip businesses with clear measures they can implement to deter, detect and deal with exploitation in their business and supply chain.

Stronger Together focus on creating advice that is practical, pragmatic and easy for any business, of any size to understand and use. Stronger Together launched in the UK in 2013 and have since grown to have a global reach, running projects and programmes in countries across the world. .

More info: https://stronger2gether.org

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority works in partnership to protect vulnerable and exploited workers. We are a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) governed by an independent Board made up of a chair and six members, who were recruited for their respective knowledge, experience and skills. Our role is to protect vulnerable and exploited workers. Through the intelligence we receive from our inspections, the public, industry and other government departments, we investigate reports of worker exploitation and illegal activity such as human trafficking, forced labour and illegal labour provision, as well as offences under the National Minimum Wage and Employment Agencies Acts.

We investigate all aspects of labour exploitation in England and Wales but we also work with partner organisations such as the police, the National Crime Agency and other government law enforcement agencies to target, dismantle and disrupt serious and organised crime across the UK.

Our licensing scheme regulates businesses who provide workers to the fresh produce supply chain and horticulture industry, to make sure they meet the employment standards required by law.

If you are an employment agency, labour provider or gangmaster who provides workers to the sectors listed below, you will need a GLAA licence:

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Shellfish gathering
  • Any associated processing and packaging
More info:: https://www.gla.gov.uk/