Man charged with gangmaster offences in Northern Ireland
24th January 2023
A man will appear in court tomorrow on two charges of gangmaster offences in Northern Ireland.
Catalin Andrei Tabacaru, of Rathlin Drive, Ballymena, County Antrim, is charged with one count of acting as an unlicensed gangmaster between July and December 2021.
The 39-year-old is also charged with attempting to act as an unlicensed gangmaster between August and September of the same year.
Both allegations relate to the supply and attempted supply of workers to two food processing factories in Northern Ireland.
Tabacaru is due to appear before Ballymena Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday January 25.
Anyone wishing to provide workers into agriculture, horticulture, shellfish gathering, and any associated processing and packaging must have a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence.
Licence holders and applicants are assessed by the GLAA to make sure they met the employment standards required by law.