Full NEC report here from UNISON's website:
And from Jon Rogers' blog (NEC rep for Greater London) here:
I will write a longer report about the second day when I get a chance.
On the second anniversary of legislation intended to control blacklisting, Labour Research finds that the law is failing to deliver proper redress to those whose lives have been devastated by the practice — which, campaigners say, continues.
Electrician Alan Keyes had not been able to get work in the London construction industry since working on London Underground’s Jubilee Line extension in 2000. In 2009 he found out why — an 18-page file kept by the infamous blacklisting service The Consulting Association (TCA).
Entries on his file included “do not employ”; “militant” and “strikes at the drop of a hat”.
TCA’s blacklist of more than 3,200 construction workers — overwhelmingly trade unionists — was uncovered following a raid by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in February 2009.