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12/06/2016 - Green Party leaders call for blacklisting inquiry

greenpartylogoGreen Party leaders are calling for a public inquiry into the practice of blacklisting trade unionists and campaigners.

Outgoing Green leader Natalie Bennett and party stalwart Baroness Jenny Jones added their voices to demands for an inquiry into the scandal.

Ms Bennett said: “The time has come for a public inquiry into the shameful practice of blacklisting. It’s vital that those who were discriminated against, and the public, gain an understanding of how this information on suspected trade unionists was collected and how it was shared with prospective employers.”

Baroness Jones added that companies caught using blacklisting should not be left with the responsibility for ridding the industry of the practice.

“That’s why Parliament must step up and kick-start a public inquiry into blacklisting,” she said.

“I’m also urging any worker who was discriminated in this way to speak to me about their experiences. I’ll do all that I can to take this forward in the Lords.”