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Monday, 30 July 2012

Construction blacklisting scandal dwarfs Levenson issues

86 blacklisted building workers have launched a legal claim against the Sir Robert McAlpine construction company for conspiring with other firms to keep them out of work. Overall 3,400 workers were logged in the files of the so called Consulting Association, an organisation paid by dozens of construction firms to secretly collate industrial and political information on trade union and safety representatives. Nick Cohen, writing in yesterday’s Observer, contrasts the media silence on this ‘graver’ scandal with the wall to wall coverage of the newspaper phone hacking affair: