Construction union Unite is launching a High Court case against the original chairman of the Consulting Association and a director of Sir Robert McAlpine, Cullum McAlpine, after a “blacklisting” file was discovered in 2009 containing the names of over 3,123 “undesirable” people. Individuals were placed on the list for reasons such as raising safety issues or being part of a union. The trial, which is reportedly set to commence on 4 June 2019, is intended to hold the key individuals behind blacklisting workers to account in the public arena of a court. The fresh legal action follows legal proceedings in 2016 which saw trade unionists receive compensation totalling over £250 million.
Source: BBC News: Construction workers in fresh “blacklisting action”, 25 February 2019 and Union looks to drag Cullum McAlpine into court, theconstructionindex.co.uk, 25 February 2019.