Unite statement on 'blacklisting'

Unite statement on 'blacklisting'

29 April 2016

Unite director of legal services, Howard Beckett said: “Unite is continuing to litigate on behalf of those construction workers whose lives were ruined by the ‘blacklisting’ scandal.
“Unite has issued a witness summons for Callum McAlpine, the alleged architect of ‘blacklisting’  and a named defendant, to give evidence at the High Court trial next month. He has, so far, steadfastly refused to give a statement in response to the serious allegations made against him.
“Last October, the construction firms involved in blacklisting made an unprecedented admission of guilt and Unite intends to seek justice and compensation to the maximum extent on behalf of our members following those admissions.”


Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Email: 

  • 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.