ANTI-BLACKLISTING campaigners will today target Reading University in their “Crocodile Tears” tour of demonstrations against bosses responsible for ruining thousands of workers’ lives.
General union GMB is naming and shaming managers who practiced blacklisting in the construction industry.
The names of more than 3,200 workers who were union activists or who raised health and safety issues were circulated to construction firms by the Consulting Association — a shady organisation which kept track of activists and handed their names to employers for a fee.
Some managers have defended their actions by using the so-called “Nuremburg Defence” — that they were only obeying orders.
Today’s GMB protest, the seventh in the series, is directed at Sheila Knight, who GMB says played a part in blacklisting 68 construction workers when she worked in the industry. She is now a management consultant at Anderson Knight Associates Ltd, London, and a visiting lecturer at the university.