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Construction workers round up

Issue No. 2400

Bosses get secret order on blacklist

Construction companies may be able to contact workers on the blacklist, so bypassing unions who are taking cases against them.

Lawyers representing eight blacklisting companies obtained a secret court order last October.

It ordered the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to pass over all files related to blacklisted workers.

It also ruled that the order itself should be kept secret.

Mass meeting in agency pay dispute

Workers in construction employed by agencies have been hit with a pay cut of £100 a week if they are paid through “umbrella companies”.

A number of sites have seen workers down tools and demand direct employment.

A series of meetings are taking place around Britain to discuss the way forward in the dispute. 

Last week’s London meeting was too large for Conway Hall and was held outside in Red Lion Square, Holborn, instead.

Work deaths remembered

Monday of next week is Workers’ Memorial Day.

For a list of events go to

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