Thursday, 16 May 2013

Latest on last night's attack on George Tapp

GEORGE Tapp, (pictured) a member of Unite the Union, and veteran anti-blacklist campaigner, has been hospitalized after being deliberately knocked down by a car as he took part in a protest against blacklisting at Manchester City football ground last night. The 64-year-old sustained two broken legs and a fractured knee cap, and is now recovering at MRI hospital in Manchester. 

Witnesses say the car drove deliberately and at speed into a crowd of protesters who were leafletting at the BAM construction site. BAM paid £38,371.85 to the Consulting Agency, a firm that ran anti-union blacklists, between 1996 and 2009. Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey said: 'blacklisting ruins lives and we believe it is continuing today on Crossrail because of contractors like BAM.'
Dave Smith, Secretary of the Blacklist Support Group, said: 
'George is a blacklist hero who has been campaigning with Steve Acheson for many years. He recently attended the Blacklist Support Group AGM and led a delegation of blacklisted workers who encouraged the Mayor of Salford to ban blacklisting firms from publicly funded contracts. We wish him a speedy recovery.'

Messages of support should be sent to George via 07949 335 390.

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