Tag Archives: Consulting Association

The truth about the government’s Big Ben contractor and its leading role in the worker blacklisting scandal

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd (SRM) was recently given the contract to refurbish Big Ben. Now, evidence (some of it confidential) seen by The Canary, together with court and inquiry transcripts, suggests SRM’s role in blacklisting was far greater than previously … Continue reading

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Blacklisting scandal is back on the agenda, and 1000s could finally see justice

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced it has re-opened its files on the blacklisting of workers. While this news is to be welcomed, questions remain over how far the ICO will extend its review – and how many of those … Continue reading

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The ‘spycop’, the blacklisters and the insider evidence: is this the ‘smoking gun’?

Gordon Mills, a former Chief Inspector with the now defunct National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit (NETCU), is suing the GMB trade union. He claims [pdf] that the GMB made libellous comments regarding a meeting he attended in 2008 with The Consulting … Continue reading

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“Are you listed on the Economic League’s blacklist?” asks Ricky Tomlinson

Only a handful of people possess copies of the entire Economic League’s North West blacklist. The original was handed to the two founding members of League Watch – a campaigning group that monitored the Economic League (EL) – by an … Continue reading

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The links between Costain & the Consulting Association (blacklisters)

Last week Neil Findlay, MSP, revealed in Parliament the name of the woman who he described as the link between the construction company Costain and the blacklisting outfit, the Consulting Association. But Ms Burton was not the only link. There … Continue reading

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Blacklisting: the leaked document(s) that opened the floodgates

Phil Chamberlain’s excellent article, “Finding the blacklist“, reveals how the ‘Services Group’ blacklist of construction workers held by the Consulting Association was discovered, as well as the events that led up to that. A much larger blacklist – of workers, … Continue reading

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Consulting Association: the destruction/concealment of documents – testimony of an insider

One of the testimonies given at the Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation court hearings, earlier this year, was that of Mary Kerr, the wife of the late Ian Kerr, who was a leading figure in both the Economic League … Continue reading

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