Carillion Out of Conference(September 20, 2013)
Liverpool MP Steve Rotheram has this week, worked with his union of more than three decades, to boot out a controversial construction company that is known to have blacklisted workers in the past.
Carillion were pencilled in to exhibit at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton next week until Steve called for their expulsion at the meeting of the National Executive Committee in London on Tuesday.
Steve explained, "As a former construction worker, I feel partiocualrly strongly about blacklisting and I believe it is one of the greatest injustices in Britain over the last half century. The Labour Party needs to be the voice of every single person that was affected by this immoral practice. We can signal our intent by ensuring Carillio do not exhibit at our conference next week".
Construction union Ucatt will stump up £11,000 to compensate for Carillion’s refund.
Steve Murphy, general secretary of Ucatt, said: “I am delighted that the NEC has agreed to bar Carillion from exhibiting at Labour Party Conference.”
Murphy added: “Blacklisting is a nasty, vicious and secretive practice. Until those responsible both apologise and pay compensation to their victims they should be barred from the democratic process.”