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The union Unite says it has evidence that the vetting of individuals by name in the building industry is still happening, four years after the discovery of a secret list that denied people work for years. BBC Panorama reporter Richard Bilton has the first TV interview with the woman who helped run that blacklisting operation.
"I always had continuous work and then, all of a sudden, nothing," he said. Dark secret In fact, he was one of the 3,200 men and women held on a secret and unlawful list of workers. For almost two decades it was the UK construction industry's dark secret. Information was being collected about ordinary workers and fed into a blacklist. The workers did not know they were on the list but, once added, their life could be changed forever.
Originally posted by Damian65
Interesting. Hard to believe we have went back in time nearly a hundred years.
In the early 20th century, you could be "black balled" or "yellow listed" if you were pro-union or a union sympathizer. The Gov stepped in back then and made such practice illegal...how ironic that they might now be implementing a similar system for their own nefarious reasons...
Sadly that's where many of us find ourselves today.
three main objectives: struggling through the workday, eating something, and grabbing a few hours of sleep before the travail starts again.www.wikisummaries.org...
What discipline of engineering btw? If it is construction related...stay away from the "titan" firms...there are plenty of small companies in need of talent.
There's a shortage of engineers - I should have no problem finding a job, but yet these conditions (along with my strong criticism of the government on FB) suggest to me I am on a no-work list.