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Gangmasters: Your stories

The One Show Team | 17:50 UK time, Wednesday, 22 April 2009

It's five years since 23 Chinese cockle-pickers lost their lives in the rising tide at Morecambe Bay. Since then the Gangmaster Licensing Authority's regulated those who supply casual labour in certain industries.

Today, dismal unemployment figures show just how bleak the job picture is and more people in desperation, are turning to casual labour.

As Matt Allwright's discovered, gangmasters are increasingly the way to a wage packet for a new breed of manual worker.

He visited a food processing factory near Manchester and chatted to British workers and those that employ them.

What are your experiences of gangmasters? Would you work for them?

Share your experiences here.

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