Blacklisting campaign gets national recognition

BSG awardMembers of the Blacklist Support Group collected an ‘Alan’ award at July’s National Hazards Conference in Manchester. They nabbed the biggest prize in safety activism following a highly successful campaign to expose the major construction employers who have operated blacklists targeting union safety activists.

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5 Comments

  1. John Bolan
    Posted 13 August, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Why dont you sell t shirts like the picture above.
    this would provide funding to help promote this shocking practice.

    good luck

    John

  2. Posted 26 January, 2011 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    I work for cbi I perth australia and apart from 2 or 3 people including myself we are surrounded by scabs and anti union bosses one has to be very careful what one says as the scabs will stab you in the back to the bosses 24 yrs in the construction industry and its a shame to work with the new breed of scum that never lost a penny for all union members fought in the past and today as union members here in the uk and all over the world we are being harassed and treated like crap as all employers are trying to shut us down so that in the future scabs will rule no more penalties no more travel money no more redundacy no more nothing flat rate that’s what they want don’t like it hire someone else $20 flat 12 hours a day hooray for the scabs

  3. Posted 3 February, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    shame on all employers in the uk and australia we have a new breed of scabs infiltrating the construction industry that are anti union to exploit the conditions that members fought for past and present unless we have a revolt to rid of these laws the industry is going to end as we knew it quick get the scabs $20 an hour that’s the future

  4. Posted 13 February, 2011 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    democracy free speech rights to be union members im in australia and good tradesman have been black listed across western australia after the big industrial relations revolution against construction workers only the past liberal partly under hitler howard tried to destroy the union movement 6 yrs ago with workchoices 6 mths jail or up to $28000 fines for each individual for any type of strike action the unions $110000 daily if involved in the dispute we the taxpayers fork out nearly $50 million a year for the australian building construction commission so they can jail or fine workers the commissioner of the abcc is on a salary of $475000 a year more than our prime minister julia gillard which have kept all the laws under john howard black listed fines jail what a wonderful society we live in the 21’st century

  5. Terri Lawrence
    Posted 12 February, 2014 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    I don’t believe this practice is performed only on union members on construction industry , I believe they are secretly blacklisting self-employed subcontractors . My partner is a very good tiler and when I say good it is not an exaggeration. He is on government assistance for 4 years now . he made thousands of calls visited construction sites looking for work in WA Perth . Only occasional was able to secure some jobs mainly when they need good professional hand or have clients problem or want to lift up some loser business that used to hire cheep third world labour or visa 457 which is rampant on domestic and commercial sites.
    I believe his mobile and ground line including internet email are scrutinized and consistently hacked . I also believe that there must be some kind of understanding between them that when a subcontractor is hooked with a particular company no other business can request his services. So what they do, they lock in the tradesmen pretending that they will offer work when in fact the work goes to offshore hired labour, but at the same time he remains locked with that particular business.
    They are cutting corners by pushing the local workforce to the wall in favor of cheap and less than satisfying finished product . When they get in trouble with the quality of work the excuse is we don’t have enough local good tradesmen . In media recently 250000 request for offshore workers are to be signed in Australia.
    Better pay a local tradesmen with 250$ per week on gov assistance than 1500$ and bring one from offshore that can be payed substandard prices, everybody wins except the local hard good working professional tradesmen and the future next generation .

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