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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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BSG backs UCATT blacklisting campaign

Blacklist Support Group statement “The newly launched UCATT poster campaign to inform every building worker who appears on the blacklist is much needed. We want every blacklisted worker to have access to their file. The whole process would of course be made a lot easier if the Information Commissioner sent a letter directly to the […]
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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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Blacklist protest at O’Rourke site

Building workers who claim they are being denied jobs because of an illegal blacklist have protested outside a £350m shopping development. The men believe their union activities are being used against them by firms involved in the Rock Triangle project in Bury, Greater Manchester, trade paper Contract Journal reports. They were among 3,213 workers named […]
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Britain: Electricians protest against blacklist

Blacklist Support Group PRESS RELEASE:  Electricians picket against the blacklist On the 27th, August 2009; the Greater Manchester ‘Campaign against the Blacklist’ is organising a protest picket on the Rock Project in Bury, Lancashire,
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Blacklisted workers demand ‘strongest legislation’

from the Blacklist Support Group: The Blacklist Support Group (a network of building workers blacklisted in the Consulting Association scandal) has filed a submission to the consultation process for the proposed new Blacklisting Regulations.  The full consultation closes on Tues 18th August (it is being fast-tracked, as the Regulations have been “on the books” since 1999 but were never […]
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All fired up

When a private investigator was fined £5,000 for running an illegal  blacklist of over 3,000 construction workers, the real villains escaped  justice. The construction industry’s major names had bankrolled and directed The Consulting Association, which in turn told them to steer clear of union activists – particularly those like Dave Smith who had made a […]
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Who needs a blacklist blog?

When the Information Commissioner discovered a Droitwich company held a blacklist on over 3,000 construction workers, it acted promptly. The Consulting Association was shut down, key figure Ian Kerr was prosecuted and fined £5,000, workers who believed they had been blacklisted could apply to receive their files and the government promised a new law.  Two […]
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Britain: Workers unite against construction blacklist

A new support group for blacklisted construction workers has pledged to continue its campaign against the practice. Dave Smith, 44, who is part of the new Blacklist Support Group said: “Our agenda now is to keep this issue live, to make sure that big companies are not allowed to flout the law.” He added: “Building […]
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