United Kingdom -Call for blacklist inquiry -January 23, 2013

A call for a full inquiry into allegations of ‘shameful and insidious’ blacklisting of workers on projects such as Crossrail and the Olympics was rejected by the government. Labour's Michael Meacher said blacklisting was the ‘worst human rights breach in the UK since the war’. The move follows disclosures about a database of 3,000 names used to vet workers in the construction sector for more than 15 years. The list included details ranging from employment history to trade union activity and other personal information.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21155535

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2013/01/23/government-rejects-call ...


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