Tribunal victory for Unite rep blacklisted by construction bosses ‘draws line in the sand’

Reposted from the Unite website: A Unite workplace rep, who was blacklisted by his employer Interserve Industrial Services because of his union activities while working at a power station at Runcorn, Cheshire, has won his employment tribunal (ET) case for unfair dismissal. Unite, the country’s largest union, hailed this as ‘a great victory which draws … Continue reading Tribunal victory for Unite rep blacklisted by construction bosses ‘draws line in the sand’

Unite Union, Labour, and Zero Hour Contracts

It is certainly not a new tactic: when a politic party makes a proposal with which the other parties are not too enamored they adopt a guilt by association posture. And so it was last week, fresh from the Labour Party launching its Business manifesto cracking down on zero hour contracts, the Tory cheerleaders at … Continue reading Unite Union, Labour, and Zero Hour Contracts

Blacklisting and Human Rights

From Garden Court Chambers: In an unusual step, the UK government has joined a test case being heard at the Court of Appeal this week as an intervener. Judgment is being made on whether the blacklisting of engineer Dave Smith breached the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Carillion (JM) Ltd admitted that staff supplied information to the … Continue reading Blacklisting and Human Rights