Anti-blacklisting campaigners will target a Welsh court on Friday set to pass sentence over the death of a construction worker, writes Peter Lazenby.
Activists from union GMB will be at Swansea Crown Court where three defendants, including construction firm Carillion, will be sentenced on charges relating to the death of scaffolder Russell Samuel who was killed at work at Meridian Quay in Swansea, Wales.
Mr Samuel, a 40-year-old father of two from Gilfach Goch in Rhondda, suffered massive head injuries on January 22 2008 after falling more than 60 feet at the site, which includes the tallest residential building in Wales.
Carillion Construction Limited, Michael Febrey and Febrey Limited will be sentenced for breaches of construction regulations.
GMB is linking the involvement of Carillion in the case with its alleged blacklisting of 224 construction workers including health and safety reps across Wales and Britain.
Carillion is said to have blacklisted 10 workers in Wales, but it denies blacklisting trade union members.