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Labour demand blacklisting probe

Labour demand blacklisting probe
Labour have called for an investigation into blacklisting in the public sector after the practice was used on Olympic construction projects.

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna said workers were "systematically discriminated against" for demanding "simply, rational things" like health and safety.

Trade union officials were involved in the compiling of blacklists, adding their own members to a database used in construction projects including the Millennium Dome and the Olympic Park, the Times reports today.

Mr Umunna demanded an apology from the corporations involved, alongside an official investigation into the practice.

"We know the largest construction companies were involved in this in a very big way and to date, nobody has been properly held to account about what happened," he said.

"We need a proper investigation as to the extent of blacklisting across the public sector and finally we also need to look at the law to see whether that is sufficient to actually protect people who could be victims of this or have been victims of this in the past."

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