Annex AExamples from the blacklist |
Consulting Association - Extracts from Files
When the Information Commissioner's Office seized
paperwork from the Consulting Association the most important items
seized were the index of names, held on sheets in ring binders,
listing the names, National Insurance Number, location and trades
of those on whom files were held and some 3200 individual cards.
These were filed alphabetically and contained identifying information
including dates of birth where available, plus records of contacts
from companies seeking and providing information with comments
on the individuals involved.
Some of this information is reproduced below. To
comply with the terms under which I was permitted to see the cards
by the ICO no individuals should be identifiable.
The extracts below have been drawn from approximately
20% of the material I had time to read. Italics are mine, underlining
copied from Consulting Association
Ian Davidson MP
Examples from the blacklist
After taking on showed signs of militancy over safety.
Glasgow, Pipe fitter, bad all round
Sold Socialist Worker
Started 22nd August with xx and xx has
been informed that they have now taken him on but will get rid
On list of persons described as unofficial shop stewards,
described as very dangerous
Do not touch!!
Mechanic Edinburgh reported by xx as a troublemaker
Regarding his competence for the circumstances he
was below average because he became involved in a lot of Trade
Union activities at the site. Hence described as an activist.
There is no doubt that he is a competent electrician but in view
of previous comment is therefore not recommended.
Kilmarnock. Do not touch
Glasgow, is an extreme troublemaker, worse
than any Communist.
Electrician Edinburgh Causing trouble at xx reported
by local E.E.P.T.U. official as militant
1981, October, attended a C.P. meeting up in Glasgow.
No entry after May 1983.
One of seven who 'tried to organise' ''xxxx major
site xxxx. All were employed by subcontractor xxxx. After being
dismissed took the company to a tribunal represented by xx of
There was a settlement of £2000/man. Above described
as one of the "also rans" along with xx, xx and xx.
Ringleaders were xx, xx and xx.
Known troublemaker and extremist
After industrial dispute all the electricians, with
the exception of the above, were given the opportunity to reapply
for their jobs. Following the dispute, the above along with (22
names) were not taken back. All were suspected of being EPIU
These were regarded as followers rather than leaders
of the unofficial action then list of about 20 names.
Subject, along with others, is an electrician who
is a troublemaker and is politically motivated
Changed name from xx to xx to get work. Union agitator
Involved in safety strike at xx station
E.E.P.T.U. says N O ( this appeared on several
Info from Scottish Region active trouble maker
would never Re-Employ (nothing else on file)
Strong Left Wing view tendencies and a very
Involved in a dispute to try to enforce the
main contractor to take responsibility for the non-payment
of several weeks wages
After being employed by xx was elected safety
rep on site
While at xx , drew H&S issues to the attention
of site manager
Organised petition over homelessness
Has been moved with two others (to avoid suspicion)
He is a convenor steward
The Subject worked for xxxx and was a troublemaker
who would not be reemployed.
AEEU (xx) describes above as F. evil as far as internal
union dealings are concerned. Active at branch level.
Report from previous employer, xxxx, he was a constant
source of trouble. Barrack room lawyer makes shells for others
Thought possible that xx & xx are twins.
1997 - 1999 worked at Jubilee Line Extension. Allowed
himself to be drawn along by the course of events at JLE, 1997-1999,
not in front line of action. Source xxxx
Was actively involved in the issues which arose during
the terms of the contract.
Above information arose from liaison between Union,
contractor and managing agent at J/L
File then records "co.
has not employed" from 2001-2008 - 7 different companies.
Subjects, along with others is an electrician who
is a troublemaker and is politically motivated. Would not be re-employed
That subject is a very bad troublemaker and would
not be re-employed.
Deputy steward with xx made bullets for xx for others
IT claims against Network Rail described as a troublemaker
and therefore a person Network Rail would not want on their books
hence xx in a third party position have not employed.
Under no circumstances whatsoever.
We managed to get rid of him and will not re-employ
Believed he was involved in unofficial action as
a hard core at the Pfizer building 500 dispute. Dismissal of the
entire workforce 180 electricians. All are suspected of being
members of the EPIU
Prior to this had been a very good and conscientious
worker, but turned quite dramatically and took a leading part
in formulating strike action. Workers tried to change NINO to
avoid the blacklist. Example, xx changed his NINO and also his
Inner London shop stewards committee link. Not confirmed.
Is a good worker but has proved to be very militant.
Above would not be re-employed by them or recommended
to anyone. Caused them a great deal of trouble.
Subject is an electrician who is a troublemaker and
is politically motivated.
1997 -1999 worked on JLE allowed himself to be drawn
along by the course of events at JLE 1997-1999. Not in front line
Under no circumstances whatsoever.
Described as totally obstinate, hater of management,
very well off, out to cause trouble wanting to obstruct xx project
as much as possible. Described self as a freemason.
Hardly at work due to union duties. If taken on takes
a lot of time off would not re-employ for this reason.
Subject worked for xx who fired or made redundant.
They were glad to get rid of him and would not re-employ. He was
a T&GW safety rep first class troublemaker. Applied xx with
brother not employed
Elected shop steward causing a great deal of trouble.
Large family in xx. Troublesome
Not politically motivated but well versed in troublemaking.
More astute than xx. Well versed in manipulating situations.
Involved in an industrial tribunal. Jan 2007. Witnesses
for the above 3 were xx,xx,xx,xx
See references North West Regional TGWU official
their cases succeeded unanimously judgement at the tribunal.
Bad all round.
On the building industry blacklist
Girlfriend has been involved in several marriages
They were all known to associate with extreme left
wing organisations. We managed to get rid of him and will not
Inner London shop stewards committee link. Not confirmed.
Under no circumstances whatsoever
Is believed to be a member of the CP
Strike leader xx believed CP
Got shop stewards committee to contribute to Labour
research dept. Described as an activator who operated in the background.
Subject reported by xx as an aggressive militant
3 separate spellings of surname. Uses addresses and
gives 2 different ones.
Has been selling TNS in Glasgow
From researchers records it would appear that subject
is RCP activist
Has probable connections with
.2 names given
Reported by local EEPTU official as "militant".
xx could perhaps be a son of xx.
January 2000 confirmed son of BC - no other entry
on file apart from home address DoB, NINO and trade. No employment
comments at all.
Alleged association with SWP
Involvement with EPIU in dispute thought possible,
but not verifiable
Police helped by assuring men were able to get on
to site without problems
Advice to xx thought possibly coming from lecturers
at xx University
Above described as one of Glasgow's "murphia"
and has several brothers and other relations who act and work
together. Rough and hard but handleable. Co has employed.
Glasgow - causes trouble at every opportunity
Irvine - subject was a troublemaker
Subject is a troublemaker. He is a friend of xx he
is easily led and does everything xx tells him to
Worked at Jubilee Line Extension. Allowed himself
to be drawn along with the course of events at JLE, not in front
line of action.
Co has not furthered given on 15 other occasions
up to September 2008.
Subject is a TGWU steward on the xx site. He is of
Scottish decent but has lived at the above address for 8 years.
Holds extremely militant trade union views, is anti authority
and appears to be an agitator
He holds strong 'far left' political views and is
a firm supporter of Tony Benn, its warned that this subject could
be a future source of trouble.
Press cutting - RMT activist
. Copy of press cutting from Morning Star October 2002.
Joiner - power stations
Winding up men on issues of jobs at xx power station.
xx of Unite also involved. Attempts to make this a national issue.
Bricklayer - London
Described as "mouthing off a lot, but doing
little". Source xxxx
London - electrician
2003 February information received that the above,
along with 7 others are taking xx co to an industrial tribunal
on the grounds that they were dismissed for trade union activities.
The others are - listed.
1977 worked for upper Clyde shipbuilders. Reported
as troublemaker, not a member of CP but definitely a supporter.
Union steward - work and this man do not agree!!
Orkney - labourer
"bad all round"
Ringleaders appeared to be xx and xx who between
them conduct the orchestra and wind the others up
Possible serial claimant re holiday pay. Signs declaration
of self employment and in approx 2 weeks claimed for holiday pay
- agency pays him off
Further note - above is 1 of 3 bricklayers whom xxxx
suspects are serial ET claimants. They work as sub contractors
men, move on and make claims for holiday payments under WTR's
EETPU says no
Convenor steward - west Chelsea - 1996
Edinburgh - labourer
Essex - labourer
At same Jubilee Line extension entry
August 2005 co has not furthered. September 2005
above has questioned via the project manager, a friend, why he
was not taken on. Project manager told him he has not passed company's
security processing. Project manager stated that the above has
worked for xx for 6 years via various subcontractors and that
he is one of the best workers. Being punctual, hard working and
has never been reprimanded. In view of this, and others on site,
co will note and monitor.
believed to have worked at JLE during the dispute.
Information awaited to indicate whether involved actively in dispute
subject along with others is an electrician who is
a troublemaker and is politically motivated.
Subject took part at violent picket at xx. But avoided
subject along with 4 others whom we know of are travelling
around sites in a gang. We have no proof of anything on
this man but the leader of the gang is xx
Card 3 for info only: see ref xx for X,Y and Z similarities.
Note: no firm link can be made, however.
He has strong left wing tendencies.
no trace of subject on voters list.
Applied to xxxx via xx at Portcullis House contracts
Co has not employed
These details thought possibly to belong to a son
of xx (no proof he has a son)
xx. Confirmed some of the above.
A sound workman, but would not be re-employed as
judged to be too difficult to handle.
This man is a troublemaker of the first order. He
started with X in September on their XY site. He frequently calls
meetings (which he calls "discussions") in working hours
and sells the Morning Star in the canteen. Does all he can to
cause strikes. He openly "breaks all the rules" but
has a slick answer every time he is called to account. A real
clever devil, and a potential danger to any firm who should engage
him. Is a self confessed member of the CP and avid to increase
membership. Will be leaving them shortly and will be "coming
on the market".
He has gone round the site boasting that he is a
Communist and stating that he is on a "blacklist". The
company is "on the spot" and they realise that names
should be checked before engagement and this they are proposing
to implement. All they can do is transfer subject to a site where
he can do the least damage. He has already brought xx in on his
Information from xx. He is on their xx site where
he has been made shop steward. He is a Communist and has
just joined the brotherhood. Is said to be a real troublemaker.
They found him to be very militant and a great
aggravation and they are convinced he was behind their Christmas
strike. We did a special on him in June 1977 and our opinion was
that although he was a strong trade unionist he wasn't Militant.
We suggest references are kept up.
Miner - tunnelling
Is employed by xx on a tunnel project at xx his brother
xx, and several other Irish men who are normally London based,
are working with him. They have recently had a 2 week strike over
wages. He is a shop floor steward and holds very militant trade
union views. He is usually chief spokesman for the Irish contingent
and is a well practiced agitator. His political views are
extreme left wing and very much in line with the CP. He is not
a member of the Party, but will support any extreme left wing
political organisation that will support the workers in the cause
Mr xx of xx Ltd telephoned to see if anything was
known about the above named. Both the League and official sources
knew nothing to the detriment of this man.
The following list were all believed to have been
employed at JLE from 1997 to 1999. Jubilee Line list cards
At least 500 names attached with NINOs.
Very bad news - will close sites
Has been moved with 2 others (to avoid suspicion)
on to another contract of the subcontractor.
reported to have requested employer xx to pay him
off to go away.
It was emphasised that there is still an element
of doubt in view of the entry of July 21st.
assenter to the CP candidate in the general election.
Subject is a shop steward and member of the TGWU.
Is a troublemaker. If she is not a member of the CP her husband
Joiner says he has charge hand experience and is
a member of UCATT. Is believed to be a member of the CP
May 1974 phone check by xx, xx informed. Name appeared
on lists from Scottish xx v74. Xx informed.
Scaffolder 6th June xx strike leader believed
CP (Communist Party)