Statement on 'blacklisting'

Unite statement on 'blacklisting'

03 May 2016

Unite director of legal services, Howard Beckett said: “Unite still represents about 90 members whose jobs were ruined and lives turned upside down by the ‘blacklisting’ scandal.

“Unite has not reached any settlement although we continue to negotiate to achieve justice.

“The key question that has to be asked of the construction firms, which made an unprecedented admission of guilt last October, is why have they not yet settled?

“Unite continues to seek maximum compensation and justice on behalf of our members following those admissions.”


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  • 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.