Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Scottish Affairs Select Committee New Meetings

The Scottish Affairs Select Committee investigation into blacklisting held a formal and an informal session this week:
THE formal session was on Tuesday
Gail Cartmail Assistant General Secretary of UNITE gave evidence for 2 hours. Gail raised the question of ongoing blacklisting of Frank Morris and other union members on the Crossrail construction project.
Bam Ferrovial Kier all came in for stick as did Ron Baron and Pat Swift senior HR for Crossrail and BFK. Well done Gail.
The Select Committee is going to call these companies and individuals to give evidence about blacklisting on Crossrail.
The full video footage of Gail Cartmail's evidence is here: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=1349
The informal meeting took place on Wednesday
The Select Committee is looking for anyone who has put in a legal claim against any blacklisting firm where the company fought the case on a legal technicality - specifically did you put in an Employment Tribunal claim where the claim thrown out because of being out of time? or because you worked for a sub-contractor or an agency? or any other legal technicality?
If yes - then please get in touch with me ASAP - if you have evidence - then the Select Committee want to hear about it
The Select Committee is also looking for evidence of ongoing blacklisting.
Specifically has anyone got any evidence that the NRB "Not Required Back" system is still in operation in the North Sea - Offshore Oil industry?
or has anyone got any documentary evidence of any blacklisting in the building industry today (other than Crossrail) - what about Salford Media City? or the Power Stations?
Dave Smith:  Blacklist Support Group

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