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1 February 2013

United Nations criticises UK's "undue constraints" on trade union rights

Author: Institute of Employment Rights

United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Mr Maina Kiai has criticised the UK's lack of trade union rights. In a statement…he urged the government to improve the law by providing further...

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23 January 2013

Call for construction industry 'blacklist' inquiry [UK]

Author: BBC

MPs will hear calls later for a full inquiry into claims of the blacklisting of workers on major public projects such as Crossrail and the Olympics. The move follows disclosures about a database of 3,000 names used to vet workers in the construction...

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24 March 2009

MPs move to stamp out blacklisting [UK]

Author: Rhiannon Hoyle, Construction News

Employment Minister Pat McFadden has told fellow MPs the matter of blacklisting in the construction industry needs to be dealt with “diligently and speedily”. In a debate in the House of Commons last night Mr McFadden confirmed the Consulting...

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23 March 2009

Blacklisting (Construction Industry) [UK]

Author: Hansard (House of Commons Debates) [UK]

Mr. Michael Clapham (Barnsley, West and Penistone) (Lab): I am pleased to have secured this Adjournment debate on blacklisting [in the construction industry]…I hope that the Minister will take action to encourage the industry to change…The health and...

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23 March 2009

UK: Blacklisting in construction industry – employment minister says firms involved will be investigated

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Company non-response
18 March 2009

Sir Robert McAlpine did not respond to: More than 40 construction firms allegedly bought personal data on workers to blacklist job applicants, including details of trade union activities.

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6 March 2009

'Do not touch' - the covert database that kept union activists out of work

Author: Rob Evans & Phil Chamberlain, Guardian [UK]

Ian Kerr told the Guardian that he never gave advice or judgments to companies about whether to give a job to an individual as it was up to the firms to make the final decision. Many building firms did not wish to comment yesterday, but others did...

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6 March 2009

Firms bought secret personal data on staff - privacy chief [UK]

Author: Rob Evans & Phil Chamberlain, Guardian [UK]

More than 40 major British companies face legal action for allegedly buying secret personal data about thousands of workers they wanted to vet before employing them...[A]n investigation by [the Information Commissioner's Office]...was sparked by fears...

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2 January 2008

Sir Robert fined after worker loses foot [UK]

Author: David Rogers, Construction News

Olympic Stadium builder Sir Robert McAlpine has been hit with a £40,000 fine when a lamppost fell on a worker's leg after being hit by a mobile crane… The firm had already pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws when it was sentenced at the...

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