United Kingdom - Blacklisting scandal leads again to compensation pay - April 30, 2016

Thanks to a very active core of trade union activists, the longstanding trials and juridical fights for a compensation to workers blacklisted because of their trade union background or the simple fact that they were active as safety reps comes to results. Some of the former carpenters and bricklayers who had their careers ruined when they were listed as troublemakers for requesting better working conditions will receive compensation pay. The financial settlement is expected to run into tens of millions and before a High Court hearing into the blacklisting scandal. It is the second wave of pay-outs; earlier this year 71 former bricklayers and carpenters were awarded up to £200,000 compensation each in a settlement totalling £5.6m.

English: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-biggest-building-firms-agree …

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/29/blacklisted-workers-secure-compensation … 

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