Scottish Affairs Committee gets to the heart of blacklisting

Scottish Affairs committee gets to the heart of blacklisting

14 March 2014

Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has welcomed the Scottish Affairs committee’s second interim report into blacklisting which calls on contractors to stop dragging their feet, own up, pay up and clean up.

Unite assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail said: “Under the leadership of Ian Davidson MP the inquiry has been conducted with diligence and leadership. The interim report gets to the heart of the problem and shows there was a conspiracy by some construction firms to deny employment to workers just for raising health and safety concerns or being in a union and speaking up for their fellow workers.

“The report is a clear call to the blacklisters to stop dragging their feet and refusing to apologise. It is time to start compensating and re-employing blacklisted workers. Failure to do so could lead to contractors forfeiting crucial contracts as momentum builds to run the blacklisters out of town.”


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Notes to editors: 

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.