Union prints 10,000 cards for members to send to MPs


UCATT has launched a postcard campaign in its campaign for justice for blacklisted workers.

The postcards are being delivered to UCATT members who are asked to send them to their local MP. The postcard requests that MPs sign Steve Rotheram’s EDM 609 on Blacklisted Workers, to support a public inquiry into the blacklisting scandal and for blacklisting to become a criminal offence.

General secretary Steve Murphy said: “We are absolutely committed to winning justice for every single blacklist victim. Those involved in blacklisting workers have avoided justice and their actions must be fully exposed. The postcard campaign is the latest step in the battle to win justice for blacklisted victims.”

The union has printed 10,000 postcards which are being distributed via branches and shop stewards. Members can request additional postcards here, where details have also been provided about how members can directly email their MP about the issue.

Mr Rotheram’s EDM calls for: a public inquiry into the blacklisting scandal; the Information Commissioners Office to inform all individuals who appear on blacklists; companies guilty of blacklisting to be barred from tendering for public sector contracts; strengthening of existing blacklisting regulations and for blacklisting to become a criminal offence.

Steve Murphy said: “There is growing anger among construction workers, as each new revelation shows the true extent of the blacklisting scandal which is possibly going to be much greater and effect far more construction workers than ever imagined. Workers want and deserve answers for themselves and for their colleagues.”

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