It may seems obvious, but we must continually remind Leicester’s Labour-run Council to support the Labour movement. They should recall that just six years ago, after years of campaigning, trade union activists finally succeeded in prompting an official investigation into how blacklisting practices were being used to punish workers in the construction industry for raising trade union or health and safety issues. Unfortunately here in Leicester, our Labour Council has comprehensively failed to act upon the ongoing revelations around these attacks on workers rights.
Earlier this year, the national steering committee of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) gave its full backing to the central demand of the Blacklist Support Group’s campaign for a “fully independent public inquiry into police collusion in the scandal of blacklisting”. The General Election even seemed to galvanise a positive response from the Labour Party, with The Guardian newspaper running with the headline: “
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