According to PPMO, there is a legal provision that a company facing blacklisting
cannot take contracts until it gets a clean chit.
"This is certainly a positive development that there is no imminent threat of blacklisting
[by the FATF] due to crucial support from Turkey, China and Malaysia", the official told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity as he was not allowed to make a public statement due to the sensitivity of the matter.
In a statement faxed to Reuters late on Friday, China's Foreign Ministry reiterated that the 'technical hold' on the blacklisting
was to give more time for the committee to have further consultations on the issue.
"We are seeing blacklisting
'outsourced' to labour suppliers at the beck and call of large firms and acting as unaccountable instigators of union busting."
took effect in September last year.
"The Government should nationalise Carillion now at the current market value of their shares (nothing) and go further by banning all of the construction companies involved in the blacklisting
human rights conspiracy from any publicly-funded contracts."
PROTESTS Workers want to shame firms for blacklisting
McAlpine has said its links to blacklisting
"are firmly in the past".
Unite assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail, said: "Contemporary blacklisting
is an ongoing scandal in the construction industry.
came to light in 2009 when the Information Commissioner's Office seized a Consulting Association database of 3,213 construction workers and environmental activists, used by 44 companies to vet new recruits and keep out of employment trade union and health and safety activists.
But critics say they should not have been given the contract because they are facing court action over the blacklisting
of construction workers with union links.
is often done by a website's numerical IP address, which is routinely shared by dozens of sites, all of which end up on the blacklist if one of them is banned.
"Unite has already supported numerous blacklisting
cases in the courts and at employment tribunals and the union has already succeeded on behalf of many members.
The announcement follows protests led by trade unions UCATT, Unite, GMB and the TUC to raise awareness of blacklisting
THE North East's biggest general union has backed Newcastle City Council after the local authority came out strongly against the practice of blacklisting