Elected politicians spied on in UK blacklisting case
Claims that some elected politicians, including a Member of the Scottish Parliament, were spied on and blacklisted were made in the British Parliament on Tuesday, June 12.
The Scottish Affairs Select Committee heard two hours of evidence from Dave Smith (Secretary, Blacklist Support Group) as part of their ongoing investigation into blacklisting in employment.
“As part of his evidence Mr. Smith (himself a blacklisted worker) claimed that a number of elected politicians and at least one Member of the Scottish Parliament had files kept on them by the notorious Consulting Association,” the Blacklist Support Group reports.
“Mr Smith was able to make the claim after having been granted a Court Order to view the entire un-redacted blacklist as part of his Employment Tribunal case against the construction giant Carillion.
“Mr. Smith also for the first time ‘named and shamed’ senior managers and Directors of construction firms who had taken part in the illegal blacklisting conspiracy,” the Blacklist Support Group says.
All of these names were backed up with documentary evidence including Employment Tribunal judgements, witness statements and invoices from the Consulting Association Pty Ltd.
The full evidence given by Mr. Smith is available to view via the Parliamentary Link (there may be some delay on visuals starting).
The blacklist file was covertly shared amongst the 44 largest construction firms in the UK and resulted in periods of unemployment for workers.
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