Construction unions demand Olympic blacklist ban

Construction unions demand Olympic blacklist ban

Union leaders are demanding the Olympic 2012 site is purged of all blacklists held on construction workers.

A host of contractors working on the games were among 40 firms exposed last week by the Information Commissioner’s Office as members of the Consulting Association which held sensitive data on 3,213 workers.

Olympic Stadium builder Sir Robert McAlpine is believed to have spent nearly £30,000 last year alone on information to vet potential employees.

Unite joint general secretary Derek Simpson is calling for an immediate probe into all Olympic contractors caught up in the Consulting Association scandal.

He said: “On the basis that many of the employers concerned will be winning billions of pounds worth of public and private sector work, the government should announce an immediate investigation into the practices that exist in the industry.”

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