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MPs blast blacklisting at Crossrail

Issue No. 2363

A committee of MPs investigating the blacklisting of union members has referred the Crossrail project and the construction companies Bam Ferrovial Kier to the government for further investigation.

The announcement was made during evidence given by Stephen Ratcliffe, Director of UK Contractors Group to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.

Even Tory MP and former lawyer and Simon Reevell described Ratcliffe as “the most evasive and potentially dishonest witness I’ve encountered at this committee and frankly in 20 years of practising at the bar.”

The Blacklist Support Group said, “Blacklisting of union members and workers who raise genuine safety concerns is not some historic episode. 

“It is happening today on the biggest building project in the UK.”

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