Hat tip TUC risks ,Dave Smith, who was blacklisted for many years is one of my former TUC tutors. At the height of the London building boom despite being a skilled carpenter he could not get a job due to his trade union activities. He and his family had to rely on social security.
"A High Court judge has ordered 30 construction firms, including Sir Robert McAlpine and Balfour Beatty, to disclose all emails and correspondence linked to the blacklisting of union reps and safety activists. The ruling came at the end of a two-day hearing last week where it emerged that documents had been destroyed linking the firms with the illegal covert blacklister, the industry-controlled and financed Consulting Association. Firms and four individuals will now have to carry out costly searches of back-up computer records of emails to disclose any relevant information by 12 February.