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Union praises council.

THE North East's biggest general union has backed Newcastle City Council after the local authority came out strongly against the practice of blacklisting.

Newcastle approved a motion at its full council meeting this week which condemned the practice and reiterated that all construction companies bidding for contracts should be on notice that any unlawful blacklisting of workers will not be tolerated.

Chris Jukes, political officer for union GMB Northern Region said: "The vast majority of companies do not indulge in this insidious practice.

"However, the Labourrun Newcastle City Council has, by passing this mo-tion, set itself against blacklisting. Companies bidding for work should understand they are providing services to the local taxpayer and anyone engaging in blacklisting is not welcome."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 9, 2013
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