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Blacklisters ‘named and shamed’

The Blacklist Support Group has ‘named and shamed’ the top construction company bosses that have chaired The Consulting Association. They have also named the construction industry’s ‘main contacts’ with the illegal covert blacklister. BSG is seeking to ‘blacklist the blacklisters’. It wants to know: where are they working now? are they involved in publicly funded […]
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Different names, same blacklist

More than half of the country’s leading construction firms were still using The Consulting Association’s illegal covert blacklisting service when it was shut down in 2009, paying a £3,000-a-year subscription plus £2.20 for each blacklist check. Major firms, called to appear before an ongoing Scottish Affairs select committee inquiry into blacklisting, have admitted they used […]
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Crossrail and BFK must answer blacklisting charges

A worker on the Crossrail project who believes he was blacklisted because of his union and safety activities has won the right to challenge his sacking. London Central Employment Tribunal ruled on 27 February that both Crossrail and contractor Bam Ferrovial Kier (BFK) should appear in court to answer the allegations that Unite safety rep […]
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Blacklisted worker wins human rights argument

A blacklisted worker who was denied justice because he was an agency worker has been told his human rights may have been violated and has been granted leave to appeal. An Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) this week decided that construction giant Carillion must face human rights claims over its role in the construction industry blacklisting […]
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Blacklist Support Group AGM, 23 March 2013

The Blacklist Support Group’s annual general meeting, which will take place in London on 23 March, will be the “largest meeting of blacklisted workers ever assembled in one place.” The group says attendees will “discuss the ongoing campaign against the illegal construction industry blacklist in the courts, in parliament, with the unions and on sites.” […]
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Blacklisted workers tell Cable: Follow the money

Unions and campaigners have urged the government to initiate a major inquiry into blacklisting, on a par with the Leveson probe into phone hacking. The calls for a formal inquiry came ahead of a 23 January debate in parliament, the culmination of a remarkable campaign by the grassroots Blacklist Support Group. Formed by workers blacklisted […]
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Blacklisting ‘criminal wretch’ to appear before MPs

Photo opportunity Protest by blacklisted workers 1:30pm, Tuesday 27 November 2012 Outside Houses of Parliament Westminster, London Ian Kerr, the only person to have been convicted because of the blacklisting scandal, will be giving evidence in parliament at a Scottish Affairs Select Committee investigation into blacklisting in employment on Tuesday 27 November. Kerr was the […]
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Union says contractor was dumped over safety

A union has warned that targeting unions reps for raising safety concerns could lead to tragedy on a London site. The comments from Unite came as union members protested outside a west London Crossrail site at the dismissal of 28 workers, allegedly for raising health and safety concerns. The workers employed by contractor EIS lost […]
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Grim reaper visits Carillion death hearing

Workers employed by Carillion who were blacklisted after raising safety concerns have protested outside a court in Swansea where the firm is being prosecuted after a site death. The plea and case management hearing at Swansea Crown Court on 6 September 2012 was in relation to the death of scaffolder Russell Samuel. The father of […]
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