NFU Vice- President Gwyn Jones is among 21 dairy farmers charged with using an unlicensed labour provider to employ migrant farm workers. The case is due to be heard in a court hearing at Swindon on 15th March.
The groups of farmers is charged with using the services of Marden Management, a Wiltshire-based employment agency. The case follows a lengthy investigation by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) into the possible illegal employment of farm workers. Marden Management supplied British and overseas agricultural workers to UK dairy farms, including 60 Filipino migrant workers.
It GLA investigation found that Marden Management was not licensed as a labour provider.