United Kingdom - Union wins £5.6m compensation pay to 71 blacklist victims - February 29, 2016

Seventy-one construction workers have received blacklisting compensation pay-outs averaging nearly £80,000 each. The £5.6m full and final settlement pay-out is the first tranche of compensation to members of construction trade union UCATT from major contractors caught up in the blacklisting scandal (see earlier Newsletters). Some individual payments among the bricklayers and carpenters were as high as £200,000 to compensate workers for years when they were denied employment. The UCATT members were all claimants in the High Court group litigation, and negotiations for a further 89 workers who were victims of blacklisting are still on going. Other cases involving around 340 blacklisted workers are pending with the backing of the trade unions Unite and GMB. If any of the pending cases are not settled, they will go to trial in May.

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