Saturday, 12 July 2014

Blacklist Bosses to give evidence

Scottish Affairs Select Committee - blacklisting investigation witness session
2:30pm Wednesday 16th July
The Wilson Room,
Portcullis House
(next to Westminster tube)
The blacklisting compensation scheme has already been condemned by the Select Committee, who in a recently published interim
report called on the firms to pay compensation but only with the agreement of the unions & blacklisted workers. Despite giving assurances to the MPs, the firms launched the scheme unilaterally. This should be a very interesting evidence session.

Unions Reject Blacklisting Compensation
That the Parliament condemns the decision by Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska UK and Vinci Plc to launch the construction workers compensation scheme at this time; calls on these companies to withdraw this scheme and get back to meaningful negotiations with the trade unions representing the victims of blacklisting, and calls on the Scottish Government to stop awarding public sector contracts to companies with any involvement in blacklisting until they apologise to victims and make appropriate compensation.
Supported by MSPs: David Stewart, Elaine Smith, Graeme Pearson, Jackie Baillie, Anne McTaggart, Cara Hilton, Margaret McDougall, Elaine Murray, James Kelly

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