Seven blacklisted in Southend-on-Sea
February 7, 2013 1 Comment
The General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trade Union has issued a press release regarding the blacklisting of workers in the Eastern Region.
This affects seven people in Southend-on-Sea (although the 32 in ‘Essex’ could include more from the borough).
The blacklist is for construction workers who have, at some point, taken an interest in trade unionism or health and safety – there is no suggestion that any have broken the law. To be blacklisted for doing perfectly legal activities smacks of the sort of thing one expects in a dictatorship, not in a modern and mature democracy.