UK: Gangmasters Licensing Authority launches consultation on how it can work with supermarkets to combat labour exploitation

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8 May 2009

[PDF] GLA – Supermarket Protocol

Author: Gangmasters Licensing Authority

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 (www.gla.gov.uk) and runs from 8 May to 31 July 2009.

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1 May 2009

[PDF] Consultation on the GLA and Supermarket Protocol [UK]

Author: Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA)

This consultation seeks views on a specific proposal to develop an agreement between the GLA and the retailers. Over the past 12 months, the GLA has been developing an agreement with ASDA, Iceland, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, the Co-operative and Waitrose setting out the principles for working together. The proposed draft Protocol is presented on page 4…The purpose of this consultation is to allow all those affected by the initiative to contribute so that the agreement…works fairly and effectively…This consultation runs from 8 May until 31 July 2009.

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