• February 6, 2014

    A decade on from the tragedy at Morecambe Bay where 23 Chinese workers lost their lives, vulnerable workers are still at serious risk, the TUC has warned.

  • July 27, 2013

    The TUC has warned that ending automatic inspections of companies applying for a Gangmasters licence could increase the number of rogue employment agencies.

  • June 22, 2013

    The TUC has warned that government plans to remove regulatory powers from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority will put thousands of vulnerable workers at risk.

  • December 5, 2011

    It’s almost seven years since 23 Chinese cockle pickers working for a gangmaster were swept out to sea and drowned in Morecambe Bay. An investigation found that they had not been equipped or prepared for the conditions they were working in. The gangmaster was found guilty of 21 counts of manslaughter. Only 21 counts, because two bodies were never found.