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Monday, 12 December 2011

TURC- heir to a long tradition of union busting in Britain

The Trade Union Reform Campaign led by the disgraced Tory MP Aidan Burley, is the latest in a long line of business-funded union busting organisations in Britain. The most notorious being the Economic League, founded in 1919 by a group of industrialists and a Tory MP under the name of National Propaganda. It was wound up in 1994 after its McCarthyite activities in blacklisting workers were exposed: http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Spies_at_Work

More recently, the shady Consulting Association was exposed for providing blacklisting and intelligence services to employers upon subscription: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7927487.stm