Friday, 4 October 2013

Man in Court over George Tapp injuries

IT has been reported that a man has been summoned to appear in the Manchester Magistrates Court on the 21st, October to face charges related to the injuries sustained by the electrician George Tapp last May, while on a protest against the blacklist in the British building trade outside the Manchester City ground.  It is expected that the man, 19-year-old Michael Collins, will plead and that the matter may then be refered to the Crown Court because on the gravity of the offence in which Mr. Tapp ended up with two broken legs, and has yet to fully recover. 

The current printed issue of NORTHERN VOICES No.14, is now available for sale at all our usual outlets in the North of England and beyond - see below. This issue N.V.14 has a Tameside Eye story about how Tameside has a history of involvement in blacklisting, it also contains an interview by Barry Woodling with George Tapp - the Salford electrician injured in May on an anti-blacklist picket. The Voices has been in the forthfront of the campaign against the blacklist since 2003 and the DAF dispute at Manchester Piccadilly, its editor, an electrician, was on the blacklist of the Economic League in the 1960s, and there was an attempt to blacklist him while he was working in Gibraltar in both 1964 and 1967, but at the time this intervention by the Foreign Office was resisted by the Gibraltarian authorities, and the Gibraltar Transport & General Workers Union.
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