Blacklisted construction workers will be heard
The official book launch for Blacklisted by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain published by New Internationalist is at 6pm in Committee Room 15, Houses of Parliament, Westminster.
The book exposes the illegal blacklisting scandal orchestrated by the largest transnational construction companies in Britain, including Sir Robert McAlpine, Carillion, Costain, Balfour Beatty, Skanska and Kier. The book provides previously unseen documentary evidence about the role of undercover police spying units in colluding the blacklisting conspiracy.
Those attending the book launch will hear from:
Dave Smith – secretary, Blacklist Support Group, blacklisted worker, co-author of Blacklisted
Phil Chamberlain – investigative journalist and co-author of Blacklisted
John McDonnell MP
Gail Cartmail – Assistant General Secretary, UNITE
And added to the line-up today:
Helen Steel – blacklisted environmental activist, McLibel defendant and one of the women suing the Metropolitan Police.
Peter Francis – undercover police officer turned whistleblower
Rosa Curling – lawyer for Peter Francis from Leigh Day solicitors
We GUARANTEE new revelations about undercover police spying on trade unions not currently in the public domain will be announced tonight.
To arrange interviews contact: [email protected]
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