Interserve beats blacklist charge by scaffolders

Grant Prior 10 years ago
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Interserve Industrial Services has beaten allegations of blacklisting after an employment appeal tribunal ruled that a union had tried to “bully” the contractor.

The case centred on three scaffolders who were denied employment by Interserve on a Murco oil refinery shut-down job.

The trio claimed they were denied work because of their trade union activities and that their names appeared on a blacklist.

Those claims were thrown-out at a hearing earlier this year. And the tribunal rejected an appeal by the men last week.

The tribunal heard that a Unite official had asked for the trio to be taken on as shop stewards.

But the Interserve manager concerned regarded the move as a form of bullying and refused to be dictated to by the union about who the firm should employ.

 

 

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