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[PDF] GLA – Supermarket Protocol

Author: Gangmasters Licensing Authority, Published on: 8 May 2009

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has launched a consultation today on a protocol between the GLA and leading supermarkets to help combat labour exploitation in the UK. Developed through discussions with ASDA [part of Wal-Mart], Iceland [part of Big Food Group], Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury, Tesco, the Co-operative and Waitrose [part of John Lewis Partnership], it seeks to establish common principles for how the GLA and the supermarkets will work together. This includes exchanging information on workplace abuse and conducting joint visits in the supply chain. The consultation will bring suppliers, labour providers and all those affected into the initiative…The consultation is available from the GLA website ( and runs from 8 May to 31 July 2009.

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Related companies: ASDA (part of Walmart) Co-operative Group Iceland (part of the Big Food Group) John Lewis Partnership Marks & Spencer Morrisons Sainsbury's Tesco Waitrose (part of John Lewis Partnership) Walmart