Construction Blacklist

Fresh clash over blacklisting compensation scheme

Fresh clash over blacklisting compensation scheme

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Construction unions have attempted to block moves by contractors to contact workers over the blacklisting compensation scheme. Yesterday lawyers representing nine contractors involved in setting up The Construction Workers Compensation Scheme applied to the High Court to use the blacklisting database of 3,213 names to contact workers. But unions UCATT, UNITE and GMB approached the High Court to block the move. General Union GMB said that contractors were trying to press ahead unilaterally without union agreement on blacklisting [...]

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Fresh clash over blacklisting compensation scheme

Blacklist compensation scheme ‘on brink of collapse’

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder The construction blacklist compensation scheme ‘ is on the brink of collapse’ as most of the major contractors are unable to reach an agreement with the trade unions. Eight of the UK’s top construction companies announced plans last year to set up a compensation scheme for 3,213 workers that it had prevented from making a living by putting them on an industry blacklist. Their lawyers have since been in talks with unions about the [...]

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Fresh clash over blacklisting compensation scheme

Government ‘unlikely’ to bar construction blacklist companies

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Minister says construction blacklist companies that do not pay compensation ‘unlikely’ to be barred from bidding for public work The government has said it is “unlikely” that construction firms linked to blacklisting can be barred from bidding for public work in the future if they do not pay compensation to blacklisted workers. In the government’s response to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee’s report on blacklisting in the construction industry, employment minister Jenny Willot all [...]

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