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Mandelson pledges action over Union Blacklisting

Mandelson pledges action over Union Blacklisting

The Government intends to introduce new regulations to prevent union members being denied employment by secret blacklists. In March the Information Commissioner reported that 40 construction companies had subscribed to a database used to vet construction workers, which has now been closed under data protection law. Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson said: "People should not be victimised at work or denied access to employment opportunities because of their trade union membership. "Evidence from the Information Commissioner showed there was a problem. There is already legal protection against the misuse of people’s personal details. We now plan to strengthen the law by introducing new regulations to outlaw the compilation, dissemination and use of blacklists in this way.&quo... »