Battle the Blacklisters, Wednesday 20th November

Posted: November 15, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Cautiously pessimistic

A union member hiding their identity for fear of the blacklist.

If you work for a living, or are looking for work, or you expect to do so in the future, and you’ve ever done anything you wouldn’t want an employer to know about, you should be concerned about blacklisting, the practice of secretly keeping lists of workers who are to be denied jobs. I don’t think it’s too much an exaggeration to say that the struggle currently taking place against blacklisting in the construction industry is of interest to us all – if the construction bosses are made to pay a heavy price for having been exposed as blacklisters, then it’ll serve as a warning to other employers who might be tempted to do the same thing, if they get off with a slap on the wrist then it’ll encourage companies everywhere to feel they can get away with it.

There’s a national day of action against blacklisting on Wednesday…

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