Monday, 3 November 2014

Blacklist Support Group, November update

1. Videos:
Blacklisting: High Court conspiracy trial begins: Blacklisting: High Court conspiracy trial begins
Reel News video of blacklisted workers and

Steve Rotheram MP
outside the High Court calling for directors to be jailed and a public inquiry to expose the role of the police: John Bryan, Mickey Guyll, Alan Rayner, Dick Grey & Richard represent blacklisted workers (amnay others in attendance).
Next hearing date for the High Court trial is 17th December - put this in your diary. Seems a good date for a pre-xmas BSG meet up.
Blacklisting Bristol: "Blacklisting Bristol"
Bristol Cable video about blacklisting in Bristol with blacklisted shop-steward Jerry Hicks and investigative journalist Phil Chamberlain.
2. Dates for the diary:
Wed 12th Nov 6-8pm
Undercover police spies and blacklisting - public meeting
London Metropolitan University, Henry Thomas Lecture Theatre, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB
Speakers: Helen Steel, Merrick Badger, Dave Smith
all 3 spied on by undercover police - all 3 on the construction industry blacklist
Thurs 13th Nov 7:30pm

Reel News night in London:
new videos on Blacklisting plus
Veterans for Peace in Northern Ireland
Ryans Bar
181 Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0UI
Sat 16th Nov 1-4pm
Construction Rank & File national meeting
Speakers include: Frank Morris, Steve Kelly, Steve Acheson
Newcastle Labour Club, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE14
(all construction workers welcome)
Sat 16th Nov 11am start
Defend the Right to Protest Conference
Session on: Undercover cops and the secret state
speakers: Helen Steel, Rob Evans (Guardian), Jenny Jones (GLA), Merrick Badger & Dave Smith
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG London

3. GMB Crocodile Tears Tour - targeting senior managers involved in blacklisting continues:

Tuesday 4th November
Shelia Knight,
HR Director of Drake & Sculls (EMCOR) and Deputy Director of ACAS
Reading University

Wednesday 5th November
Paul Raby,
Balfour Beatty, Group HR Director,
130 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1LQ.

Monday, 10th November
West Midlands
details to be confirmed
Tuesday 11th November
Arnold Nestler
Human Resources Services Director,
AMEC: Booths Park, Chelford Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8QZ. 
Note: all Crocodile Tears protests start at 11am
For more info contact: or
4. Pre-employment vetting - the new code name for blacklisting
The euphemism of 'employee screening' prompted the Blacklist Support Group Artist in Residence to produce a new work of art (inspired by Ezekiel 25:17 from Pulp Fiction)
5. United We Stand - play about the Shrewsbury Pickets
6. Finally, in a blatant attempt to get the issue of blacklisting debated as part of the Scottish Labour Party leadership election, here is a video of Neil Findlay MSP supporting blacklisted workers in Dundee in March 2013:
Plus a few pix (attached) 
Please support the Blacklist Support Group justice campaign by circulating your favourite videos and links with your networks and via social media. 

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