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 home addresses of the workers on the blacklist file.
“As a support group representing blacklisted building workers from various diffrent unions, some of our members have had their working lives ruined by the illegal blacklisting operations of the major contractors.
“The vast majority of the over 3,000 workers on the blacklist still do not even realise that the blacklist exists, let alone that they are on it and have been denied employment because of it. So the UCATT campaign poster stuck up in building site canteens is good publicity.
At present, not a single one of the major contractors who perpetuated the blacklist has been brought to justice but we have made it our mission to ensure that this will not remain the case for long. The more workers who access their file, the more chance of bringing a successful claim against the guilty parties.”
House of Commons meeting
Union Rights = Human Rights
6pm Tues 6th October
House of Commons
John McDonnell MP – will be discussing the latest position relating to the draft Blacklisting Regulations going through parliament
Prof. Keith Ewing (author of Ruined Lives: Institute of Employment Rights report on blacklisting) – will be discussing Human Rights issues and ET cases
David Clancy (Head of Information Commissioners Office Investigation team)
Sean Curran (solicitor taking data protection cases)
Blacklisted building workers
for more info contact:
Blacklist Support Group