Tag Archives: Economic League

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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“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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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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Blacklister admits destroying Consulting Assoc evidence; now has own vetting service

Court records show that in an unguarded moment a former chair of the blacklisting agency, the Consulting Association, admitted to destroying vital files belonging to that organisation in order to conceal evidence and, thus, contradicting all previous denials on this … Continue reading

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Blacklisted: 600 UK companies yet to be sued by 30,000 workers on Economic League files

Today it was announced that 256 construction workers would receive £10 million in compensation as a result of blacklisting. Earlier this month 420 trade unionists secured damages of around £50m and there have also been out-of-court settlements. Altogether 800 building … Continue reading

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Blacklisting the blacklisters: the evidence revisited (subscribers, key players, finances, etc)

The alleged architect of the construction ‘blacklisting’ scandal, Cullum McAlpine, who has been described as the mastermind behind the construction ‘blacklisting’ scandal that hit headlines over the past two years, has refused to give evidence in the High Court case … Continue reading

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