Monthly Archives: September 2009

Britain: Criminal firms should pay – BSG

Blacklist Support Group press statement The illegal actions of the major UK construction firms have once again been exposed by the OFT Report into rigging tenders for public work. The long running underhand operation has cost the taxpayer millions of pounds over many years and quite rightly the contractors have been fined. But it does […]
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Blacklist Support Group House of Commons meeting

House of Commons meeting 6pm Tues 6 October 2009 House of Commons  Speakers include: * John McDonnell MP * Prof. Keith Ewing (author of Ruined Lives: Institute of Employment Rights report on blacklisting) * David Clancy invited (Head of Information Commissioners Office Investigation team) * Sean Curran (solicitor taking data protection cases) * Blacklisted building […]
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Wider action needed on blacklisting

Workers found to have been blacklisted for their safety and trade union activities should be told about the listing and should be compensated, a report for UK construction union UCATT has recommended. ‘Ruined Lives’, commissioned by the union from the Institute of Employment Rights and written by Professor Keith Ewing, was submitted as evidence to the government’s […]
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Judge proposes blacklist test cases

Workers who are taking legal action against employers on the grounds that they were refused employment after being blacklisted may have their fate decided by three test cases in north-west England. A number of trade union reps who believe they were victimised for their health and safety activities have already initiated tribunal cases. The test […]
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Data watchdog says abusers should face jail

The Information Commissioner has called for prison sentences for data abuse offenders. The UK’s data protection watchdog this week called for prison sentences for people found guilty of serious misuse of confidential personal information. The move follows high profile cases this year, including the prosecution of Ian Kerr for running a construction industry-backed service that […]
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