Lobbying campaign for blacklisted workers
Construction union Ucatt has launched a postcard lobbying campaign in its campaign to support blacklisted workers.
The postcards are being sent to Ucatt members who are asked to send them to their local MP. The postcard requests that MPs sign Steve Rotheram’s early day motion, EDM 609, on Blacklisted Workers, to support a public inquiry into the blacklisting scandal and for blacklisting to become a criminal offence.
Steve Murphy, general secretary of Ucatt, said: “We are absolutely committed to winning justice for every single blacklist victim. Those involved in blacklisting workers have avoided justice and their actions must be fully exposed. The postcard campaign is the latest step in the battle to win justice for blacklisted victims.”
Ucatt has printed 10,000 postcards, which are being distributed via branches and shop stewards.
Mr Rotheram’s EDM calls for: a public inquiry into the blacklisting scandal; the Information Commissioners Office to inform all individuals who appear on blacklists; companies guilty of blacklisting to be barred from tendering for public sector contracts; strengthening of existing blacklisting regulations and for blacklisting to become a criminal offence.
Mr Murphy added: “There is growing anger among construction workers, as each new revelation shows the true extent of the blacklisting scandal which is possibly going to be much greater and affect far more construction workers than ever imagined. Workers want and deserve answers for themselves and for their colleagues.”
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This article was published on 29/10/2012 (last updated on 29/10/2012).