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Blacklist Support Group update – 15 July 2016

Blacklist Support Group update – 15 July 2016

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  1. Neil Findlay MSP names Gayle Burton from Costain in Scottish parliament as key link between the police and the blacklist.

This is a big breakthrough but amazingly none of the media have picked it up.

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/sp/?id=2016-06-30.0.0&s=blacklist#g0.2

https://www.facebook.com/NeilFindlayMSP/videos/699567036848294/

 

  1. Corbyn and McDonnell stood with blacklisted workers in our time of need. Now they are under attack, the Blacklist Support Group stand with them.

Morning Star Feature article: http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-87f5-Jeremy-has-stood-by-victimised-workers-time-and-again-now-well-stand-by-him

Roy Bentham speaking at a Liverpool Keep Corbyn rally http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/thousands-attend-liverpool-rally-support-11558159

 

  1. Blacklist Support Group to host a major employment rights conference at University of Greenwich on 16-17 September

Blacklisting, Bullying, Whistleblowing & Police Surveillance

Everyone welcome – to register for the conference contact: [email protected]

Please note: within the 2 days, a stand alone session will be set aside for the BSG AGM.

 

4.Current victimisation of union reps

BSG Solidarity with the Wood Street cleaners – blacklisted workers and Art Against Racism supported a group of cleaners based at Wood Street in the City of London after they were sacked for joining a trade union and asking for the London Living Wage. This dispute has the potential to turn into this generation’s Grunwick – please support the strikers

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6EUjE6PxjE

photos: http://guy-smallman-photos.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/UVW-Hunger-Strike-4-7-16/G0000ptle.pPBFag/I0000OBUkFu8fAzc

 

Gingsters pasty’s sack Baker’s union activist

http://www.bfawu.org/bfawu_activist_sacked_for_seeking_union_recognition_at_samworth_brothers

 

London Met UCU branch sec & chair both dismissed

https://uculondonmet.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/reinstate-mark-and-david-say-no-to-victimisation-of-union-reps/

 

  1. BSG out and about:

Durham Miners Gala with Stewart Emms speaking at the historic NUM Rednalls offices

Speakers Forum & Art Against Blacklisting in the Shangri-La area of Glastonbury https://www.facebook.com/AAB3213/

 

  1. Art

Glasgow School of Art award rebuild contract to Kier

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/14594110.Artists_demand_Glasgow_School_of_Art_reconsider_contract_with_contractor_involved_in___39_blacklist__39__scandal/

Lucy Parker’s film: Blacklist – being made with support of the BSG now has its own website:

http://www.blacklistfilm.co.uk/

If your union branch is looking for a speaker – think of inviting Lucy (or just making a donation)

 

  1. UNITE Policy Conference

Unite conference was held in Brighton this week and passed a unanimous resolution on blacklisting moved by Dave Walsh and seconded by Tony Seaman.

Jeremy Corbyn got a huge ovation when he talked about courageous blacklisted construction workers struggle for justice. Blacklisted for trying to improve dignity for workers improving safety and conditions.

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-8ba5-How-Unite-aims-to-help-end-the-scourge-of-blacklisting

 

  1. Strike news

Offshore workers vote 99% in favour of industrial action – stick that up your TU Bill ballot threshold

http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/North-Sea-Offshore-Workers-Back-Strike-Action-Over-Drastic-Pay-Cuts.html

Employers prepare by hiring ‘scab labour’

http://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/9133/shell-hiring-scab-workforce-ahead-of-anticipated-strike-action/

 

Fawley Power station hit by strike action by migrant workers complaining about non payment of full rates of pay within national agreements

http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fawley-oil-refinery-strike-over-half-pay-for-foreign-workers/

 

 

  1. BLACKLISTED t-shirts

After countless requests, the Blacklist Support Group iconic ‘BLACKLISTED’ t-shirts are now available to buy from the Hope Not Hate website.
Proceeds from t-shirts go back into the campaign

http://shop.hopenothate.org.uk/component/hikashop/product/78-blacklisted-t-shirt

 

  1. Dates for the diary:

Tolpuddle Festival – this weekend – solidarity greetings to everyone attending

 

Hazards Conference 29-31 july

http://www.hazards.org/victimisation/perverted.htm

http://strongerunions.org/2016/07/11/mesothelioma-statistics-show-need-for-action/

 

Construction Rank & File national meeting

6th August

UNITE Holborn HQ – all building workers welcome – especially from UCATT

https://www.facebook.com/events/1027002747354455/

 

  1. Seven years too late – CIPD statement on blacklisting

http://www.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2016/07/07/why-a-positive-approach-to-trade-union-relationships-makes-sense.aspx

 

Blacklist Support Group

book: http://newint.org/books/politics/blacklisted-secret-war/

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlCa8yQmZ70

blog: www.hazards.org/blacklistblog

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/blacklistSG/

 

 

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