TUC backs UCATT call to provide support and assistance to all unions whose members were subjected to secret police infiltration

Blacklist day of actionUnions have renewed calls for an enquiry into blacklisting.

A motion at TUC Congress in Brighton, moved by UCATT and backed by the CWU, FBU, NUS and NUT, instructed the TUC to:

  • Continue to campaign for full public inquiry into blacklisting to ensure that the victims for the full truth about how and why their lives were ruined are revealed.
  • That the inquiry being led by Lord Justice Pitchford into the SDS fully investigates the links between the police and blacklisting.
  • Provide support and assistance to all unions whose members were subjected to secret police infiltration.

UCATT member Bill Parry, who was blacklisted by the Consulting Association, said:We have a fundamental right to the truth. To know why trade unionists were being monitored, recorded and blacklisted while carrying out entirely legal business. To know whether there were police spies at our meetings. To know whether we are still being spied upon.”

  • Read a review of Blacklisted, the book by Phil Chamberlain and Dave Smith charting the scandal and buy a copy here.

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