Saturday, 12 January 2013

Blacklist Late News

1. The High Court battle between blacklisted workers and Sir Robert McAlpine drew a step closer this week as the particulars of claim were presented to the High Court in London.

2. UCATT has sent out letters to hundreds of members whose names appear on the blacklist. GMB has done the same and no doubt UNITE will soon be doing the same with their members as well. This is after the unions won a concession from the Information Commissioner's Office to allow them to check their membership lists against the Consulting Association blacklist database.

3. Hull City Council has voted unanimously to debarr blacklisting firms from any publicly funded contracts in the local authority.

i)  There is also a rumour that Salford MBC is doing the same as Hull MBC. 

ii)  Greater Manchester County Association TUCs discussed the possibility this morning of placing an amendment on blacklisting on the agenda of the North West TUCs Conference.   

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