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Construction workers organise against the blacklist

Issue No. 2165

An informal support network for building workers blacklisted for their trade union and safety activities has been set up.

The Blacklist Support Group plans to investigate the possibility of legal action under human rights legislation.

It also aims to “expose the illegal practices of the major construction firms involved in blacklisting“.

Unite activist Steve Kelly is one of the blacklisted workers. He said, “Companies such as Balfour Beatty, Costain and Carillion are not setting fire to this list anytime soon, and that’s why we need to organise to give those on the blacklist a coherent voice.“

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Tue 18 Aug 2009, 17:47 BST
Issue No. 2165
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