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Unite issues high court proceedings against blacklisters

4 December 2017 - Blacklisted workers - admin - No Comments

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Unite, the UK’s construction union, has issued high court proceedings to bring the ‘controlling minds’ behind the systematic blacklisting of workers to justice and force them to give evidence in court for the first time. The high court case for unlawful conspiracy is against David Cochrane, Cullum McAlpine, Danny O’Sullivan and Stephen Quant. All four […]

Chuka Umunna MP, claims construction workers still blacklisted

6 September 2017 - Blacklisted workers - admin - 1 Comment

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Unite, the UK’s largest construction union, has called on the government to act decisively to end the nefarious practice of blacklisting once and for all, by barring blacklisters from public sector contracts and holding a full public inquiry into the issue. Unite repeated its call after Chuka Umunna MP, revealed in a parliamentary Westminster Hall […]

Laing O’Rourke accused of backdoor blacklisting

30 November 2016 - Blacklisted workers - admin - Comments Off on Laing O’Rourke accused of backdoor blacklisting

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UCATT are at loggerheads with major contractor Laing O’Rourke’s over its policies which amount to backdoor blacklisting. Steve Dillon, Regional Secretary for UCATT Scotland held a meeting with Trevor Donoghue, Laing O’Rourke’s Senior Employee and Industrial Relations Manager, yesterday (November 29th) over the company’s refusal to give the union access to the £212 million Dumfries […]

Constructions big 8 pay out £80 million to blacklisted workers

9 May 2016 - Blacklisted workers - admin - Comments Off on Constructions big 8 pay out £80 million to blacklisted workers

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Some of the country’s biggest contractors have agreed to hand out an estimated £80m in compensation to blacklisted workers, equating to an average individual payout of £65,000 to each of the 771 workers. Some of the workers more harshly affected by the blacklist have agreed to figures over £200,000 Estimates for the legal fees are thought to be […]

Blacklist settlements hit 50m as case settled

2 May 2016 - Blacklisted workers - admin - Comments Off on Blacklist settlements hit 50m as case settled

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Leigh Day (instructed by the GMB), OH Parsons (instructed by UCATT) and GCR today announce that they have settled their outstanding claims in the Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation. The claims were brought against Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McApline Skanska UK, and VINCI and concerned the activities of the […]

71 blacklisted workers to receive £5.6 million

9 February 2016 - Blacklisted workers - admin - Comments Off on 71 blacklisted workers to receive £5.6 million

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UCATT have fought for compensation for their member’s and some have received  up to £200000 in back payments with the average payment being £80000. The case that is ongoing was reported by Nationaltradesmen after they won the first ruling at high court. Members of construction union UCATT who were victims of blacklisting, by major construction companies, […]


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