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Unite commends Welsh government on blacklisting

Unite commends Welsh government on blacklisting

11 September 2013

Unite, Britain's biggest union, has welcomed the Welsh government's announcement that public sector bodies in Wales can exclude blacklisters from bidding for public sector contracts under new Welsh government guidance.

Unite Wales secretary Andy Richards said: “The Welsh government's action to rid Wales of the scourge of blacklisting by ensuring that those who practice blacklisting do not benefit from public contracts is to be commended. This comes on the back of the support  from the  first  minister for the long running trade union campaign to end blacklisting. The Welsh government's support demonstrates the immediate difference that devolved government can make to workers.

"We look forward to working with the Welsh government to put this policy into practice and urge other governments across the UK to follow suit in bringing in tougher laws to call time on blacklisting everywhere.” 

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Contact Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315 

Notes to editors: 

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