Blacklisting still going on, Ucatt says
Construction union Ucatt has said that blacklisting is still going on in construction and other industries and has called on the Labour party to stamp it out when it next gets into power.
Ucatt has taken its campaign for blacklisted workers to the Labour party conference in Manchester this week.
Speaking in a debate on employment rights, Ucatt delegate Terry Renshaw, a Shrewsbury Picket, called for a public inquiry into the role of the state in blacklisting construction workers and called on the next Labour government to outlaw the “nasty, deceitful, vindictive activity”.
Mr Renshaw said: “We must have a public inquiry into the role of the state in wrecking the lives of trade unionists. We need to stamp out blacklisting once and for all. And we need the next Labour government to make sure that this happens.”
Mr Renshaw also warned: “Blacklisting hasn’t gone away. It is unlikely the Consulting Association was the only organisation involved in construction blacklisting. And blacklisting can and does occur in other industries.”
Ucatt general secretary Steve Murphy said: “Ucatt is totally committed to winning justice for blacklisted workers. It is vital that Labour demonstrates its fundamental belief in social justice by eradicating blacklisting once and for all.”
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This article was published on 3 Oct 2012 (last updated on 4 Oct 2012).