British Gas GMB Stewards On CarillionThursday 21st June 2012
The 224 people blacklisted by Carillion were either based in or tried to obtain work in the following areas ( with numbers in the area listed in brackets): Barnsley (1), Birkenhead (2), Blackburn (5), Brentwood (1), Bristol (1), Caernarfon (2), Canvey Island in Essex (1), Chatham in Kent (3), Cheshire (1), Chester (1), Cleator Moor in Cumbria (1), Clwyd (5), Croydon (1), Derby (1), Dundee (1), Edinburgh (2), Ellesmere Port (3), Essex (1), Folkestone (1), Gateshead (1), Glasgow (1), Gravesend (1), Grimsby (1), Hartlepool (2), Hillingdon (1), Irvine (1), Isle of Man (10), Kent (58), Kirkby (1), Leeds (2), Liverpool (14), Livingston (3), Llandudno (1), London (39), Lowestoft (1), Manchester (13), Merseyside (5), Mold (1), North Wales (1), Oldham (1), Plymouth (1), Rayleigh (1), Romford (2), Rotherham (4), Scunthorpe (1), Sheffield (1), Sherburn in Elmet in North Yorkshire (1), Stanford-le-Hope in Essex (2), Sunderland (1), Surrey (1), Thatcham in Berkshire (1), Uxbridge (3), Warrington (1), West Wickham (1), Wirral (5) and Woodbridge in Suffolk (1). See map in note 3 for aggregated details. Some areas are listed more than once as the addresses on the blacklist are not complete.
All this information is in a GMB report entitled “BLACKLISTING - illegal corporate bullying endemic, systemic and deep-rooted in Carillion and other companies”. It is attached as a pdf at the foot of this release on the GMB website at http://www.gmb.org.uk/ . See note 1 re Carillion.
Of the 3,213 people on the blacklist, 2,863 are still unaware that their details were held by The Consulting Association.
In the judgment in the Employment Tribunal on Carillion’s blacklisting a worker in London in March 2012 (Case no 1310709/2009) the judge said “It seems to us that he has suffered a genuine injustice and we greatly regret that the law provides him with no remedy”.
Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary said, “The GMB report pulls back the curtain of secrecy to give a glimpse how Carillion and others have illegally used their power and money to blacklist citizens and to deny them their rights to employment.