Blacklisters Carillion removed from Labour Conference
UCATT ensured that blacklisters Carillion were removed from Labour Party conference in 2013. Carillion had paid £11,000 for stand 106 in the conference exhibition area.
Concerns about Carillion’s involvement were raised at the pre-Conference meeting of Labour’s National Executive Committee meeting by Jim Kennedy UCATT’s National Political Officer and Steve Rotheram MP. During the meeting UCATT agreed to pay the party the £11,000 that Carillion had already spent on the stand. As a result of this it was agreed by the NEC that Carillion would not be allowed to exhibit at the Conference.
UCATT then used stand 106 to promote anti-blacklisting and promote the Campaign for Justice for the Shrewsbury Pickets.
Frances O'Grady General Secretary of the TUC with Steve Murphy General Secretary of UCATT with UCATT delegates and staff at the anti-blacklisting stand.
During his conference speech at Labour Party Conference Shadow Business Spokesperson Chuka Umunna MP committed Labour into holding an inquiry into the blacklisting scandal when they form the next Government.
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