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Haringey TUC welcomes Labour Manifesto commitment on blacklisting of trade unionists

In Uncategorized on May 17, 2017 by kmflett

Haringey Trades Council

Press Release 17th May

c/o Union Office, St Ann ’s Hospital, St Ann ’s Rd, Tottenham N15

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266; keith.flett@btinternet.com

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Haringey TUC welcomes Labour Manifesto commitment on blacklisting

Haringey TUC, the local wing of the TUC in North London, has said that at its annual meeting on 16th May delegates unanimously backed Labour to win the Election on June 8th and pledged to support local candidates, Catherine West in Hornsey and Wood Green and David Lammy in Tottenham.

 Delegates also welcomed the Labour Manifesto, published on Tuesday and particularly noted the section on trade union blacklisting.

 The Manifesto pledges:

 16.Hold a public inquiry into blacklisting – to ensure that blacklisting truly becomes and remains a thing of the past.

 The meeting heard from John Bryan of the Blacklist Support Group, who himself had been blacklisted by large construction companies for trade union activity in recent years.

Concerns have been raised in Haringey that companies listed for the large scale redevelopment of Council housing, known as the Haringey Development Vehicle, have had a previous record of blacklisting trade union activists.

Haringey TUC Secretary Keith Flett said, the Trades Council is determined to do all it can to secure a Labour victory on June 8th, obviously in the Borough’s constituencies but also we hope across the country. It would be an important step forward for all trade unionists.</strong

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