The illegal construction industry blacklist was caught and shut down eight years ago.
More than 3,000 people were on the blacklist because they were ‘troublemakers’ who wanted their legal rights of decent health and safety standards and the right to be represented by a union. Lives were ruined.
Although most big construction firms used the list, none have faced any charges.
It’s been more than four years since the Independent Police Complaints Commission confirmed that every constabulary’s Special Branch illegally supplied citizens’ details to the blacklist yet no officer has been named, let alone reprimanded.
Two years ago spycop-turned-whistleblower Peter Francis revealed that the Special Demonstration Squad had specifically targeted unions. Undercover officer Mark Jenner was a member of UCATT and was out on picket lines.
There is no excuse for continuing to protect the guilty. Join us to demand a full public inquiry.
• Midday – assemble at Old Palace Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3JY.
• 12.15 – short rally with speakers from Unite including Gail Cartmail, assistant general secretary
• 13.00 – photo call with MPs
• 14.00 – meetings with MPs in the Boothroyd room
• 16.00 – end
Flags, banners and placards cannot be taken into Westminster. Once the rally and photo call is over please hand any back to a member of Unite staff before you’re escorted across to the Houses of Parliament.
The nearest tube station is Westminster, which is on the Jubilee, District and Circle lines.
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