Blacklisting post Crossrail

At the Annual Meeting of North Yorkshire County Council which took place at County Hall Northallerton I am delighted to say that my motion on behalf of the Labour Group on NYCC was accepted by the Executive and passed by the Full Council.
This was particularly pleasing for me as a recently retired Regional Officer representing Unite the Union Members in Yorkshire and Humberside, where I had  come into contact with Blacklisted members.
 BLACKLIST-BEATEN1The U.K Government defines Blacklisting as, “the systematic compilation of information on individual Trade Unionists and their use by employers and recruiters to discriminate against those individuals because of their Trade Union membership or because of their involvement in Trade Union Activity”.
My motion to County Council stated that “The Blacklisting of individuals is a morally indefensible practice and that cases are being taken to employment tribunals on a very wide range of legal points, which include defamation, breaches of the data act and conspiracy “. More

Unite the Union calls for Councils to blacklist the blacklisters

blacklisted I hope to be able to move this at the February 2014 meeting of North Yorkshire County Council at County Hall in Northallerton.

Motion for Local Authorities regarding ‘blacklisting’

(POST-CROSSRAIL) “Council:

Notes and welcomes campaigning by trade unions to end the scandalous practice of ‘blacklisting’. More