We are making it absolutely clear to any company wishing to tender to supply, build or service parts of our national infrastructure, or to deliver our public goods and services, that blacklisting
will not be tolerated.
Solicitor Michael Newman, of law firm Leigh Day, is acting on behalf of the GMB union and has launched a High Court action in the first case taken by a trade union against alleged blacklisting
The city council has resolved that it is clear to all construction companies bidding for council contracts that any unlawful blacklisting
of workers will not be accepted.
It says: "In 2009, the issue of blacklisting
in the construction industry came to national prominence.
They sent out a wholly misleading message about Carillion's health and safety record, and cynically mixed these up with a raft of incorrect and untrue allegations about our alleged involvement in blacklisting
Our members were all too aware that blacklisting
Justin Bowden, GMB national officer, said: "It is essential that Lord Justice Pitchford includes blacklisting
in the scope of the inquiry.
is a scourge and has blighted the lives of thousands just because they stood up for better health and safety, a better environment or better terms and conditions.
ANGRY union members took to the streets outside Birmingham's Big Lottery Fund offices - as a storm over blacklisting
in the construction sector came to the heart of the Midlands.
A UNION leader described the blacklisting
of construction workers as a "national scandal" yesterday as a study showed the regions most affected by the issue.
Bitter passions lingering from the Cold War and McCarthyism flared anew Thursday when victims of blacklisting
denounced awarding a lifetime achievement Oscar to film director Elia Kazan.
We needed to be certain that we wouldn't encounter any problems with blacklisting
, and we knew that Lyris had really good relationships with the ISPs including being whitelisted with most of them," added Nae.
Newcastle City Council approved a motion at its full council meeting this week which condemned the practice and reiterated that all construction companies bidding for contracts with the authority should be on notice that any unlawful blacklisting
of workers will not be tolerated.
GMB chief Paul Kenny said yesterday: "There is a need for a Leveson-style inquiry into blacklisting
and the involvement of state forces.
Neil Findlay MSP, who is campaigning for a full public inquiry into blacklisting
, said: "He should apologise for this slur on workers whose careers and family life have been devastated.