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Collusion Unite poised to take legal action against Met over blacklisting 23 Mar 2018 23:21 #6622

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THE Unite union is considering legal action against the Metropolitan Police after it admitted supplying information to blacklisting construction firms.

As reported in the Star yesterday, the force has confessed that officers infiltrated trade unions and spied on members to pass information to building firm bosses, after years of denying the allegations made by the Blacklist Support Group (BSG).
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Richard Martin finally admitted to supplying the firms, via the infamous Consulting Association, with information on 3,200 union members after the BSG made a complaint to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Unite is considering whether to launch a new legal cast against the Met.
The union has already started action on behalf of over 70 blacklisted members on the grounds of breach of privacy, defamation and Data Protection Act offences.

A historic High Court case in 2016 found that a total of 3,212 workers had been blacklisted by the Consulting Association.

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