Monthly Archives: October 2009

Unite welcomes dismissal of ‘fictional’ terror case

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e9gtdLdDKo The union Unite has welcomed the High Court’s decision to reject an injunction request by power giant Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE), aiming to stop a peaceful protest against blacklisting. The union provided legal support for electrician Steve Acheson, who has been protesting outside SSE’s Fiddlers Ferry power station against his dismissal by site […]
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Judge rejects SSE’s ‘paranoid’ terror claims

A power company has failed in a Royal Courts of Justice bid to use the Prevention of Terrorism Act against a blacklisted worker in a bid to stop anti-blacklisting protests outside a power station construction site. An injunction was sought this week by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) to end the twice-weekly action in support […]
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Push to strengthen blacklist law

Construction union UCATT has enlisted the help of a group of Labour MPs in a bid to pressure the government to strengthen the draft regulations designed to outlaw blacklisting. The MPs agreed to take this action at the 20 October parliamentary launch of ‘Ruined Lives’, a UCATT-commissioned academic report which argues the proposed anti-blacklisting regulations […]
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Blacklist Support Group update

From the Blacklist Support Group Blacklist Support Group is a network of building workers across various unions who have been affected by the Consulting Association blacklisting scandal. We are the actual individuals whose lives have been ruined by the vindictive actions of major UK construction firms who over decades systematically organised a covert blacklist to deny […]
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Terror law used against blacklisted electrician

A power company is using anti-terror legislation against a blacklisted worker in a bid to stop anti-blacklisting protests outside a power station construction site. An injunction has been sought by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) to end the twice-weekly action by Unite member Steve Acheson outside the Fiddlers Ferry power station, Warrington, since his dismissal […]
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Labour MP calls for inquiry into construction industry

From the Blacklist Support Group The OFT has fined 103 construction companies for rigging bids for contracts. This follows the scandal of construction companies abusing their workforce through blacklisting practices, and increasing concerns about the practices of gangmasters in the industry and health and safety standards. John McDonnell MP said: “OFT revelations about the abuse […]
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Group calls for blacklisting inquiry

There should be a public inquiry into corrupt practices in the UK construction industry, workplace rights campaigners have said. A packed 6 October meeting at the House of  Commons heard the inquiry demand endorsed unanimously by MPs, leading human rights academics, barristers and blacklisted building workers. The meeting was called by the Blacklist Support Group to discuss the […]
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Scourge of trade unionist blacklisting

The Morning Star has featured members of the Blacklist Support Group in an article highly critical of the government’s proposed legislation. Keith Ewing, professor of public law at King’s College London, writes “this belated gesture – to implement a power first contained in the Employment Relations Act 1999 – does not go nearly far enough. […]
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Blacklist Support Group meeting details, 6 October

Blacklist Support Group meeting details, 6 October 6pm Tues 6th October 2009 Venue: No 1. Parliament Square (next to Portcullis House / adjacent to Westminster tube) – it will be signposted.   As far as possible we hope to make this a campaign update & organising meeting rather than a standard public meeting with lots […]
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