Friday, 23 March 2018


This is my subject access request to Unite the union dated 5 March 2018. The document details the extent to which certain Unite officials covered up their role in the blacklisting and those who have maintained this cover up over the years. It also reveals the extent to which Unite have deliberately disregarded their obligations under the data protection act to maintain this cover up.

You can read this via the following link:

Subject Access Request - Unite The Union 

Appendices can be read at the foot of this page.

What Can You Do?

Blacklisted workers and union members: You could stop turning a blind eye to this and raise this formally via your local union rep, local MP.

Trade union officials: You could raise this formally at your local branch, regional union meetings, or directly with those named.

It's amazing how quiet Roy Bentham, Tony Seaman, Frank Morris and Joe Pisani have gone on this now they have been elected to the Executive Council.

Labour Politicians: You could raise this directly with the union, but don't forget all that money you get from them 😉.

Journalists: You could also raise this directly with the union, in addition to raising awareness via your respected outlets.

If you are any of the above who read this and do nothing, then shame on you and shame on the entire trade union movement for allowing this continued systematic cover up.

The blacklisting could and should have been GAME OVER in 2006, but it was only by a sheer stroke of luck that Rob Evans at the Guardian picked up on this in 2008, which then alerted the Information Commissioner.


There's no place for them or those who support/protect them.

Response to the Above

Response to the above post from newly elected Unite Executive Council members, Frank Morris and Tony Seaman via Facebook messenger:

Tony Seaman

"here you cheeky cunt you have anything to say meet us in Holborn you Blacklisting Cunt You ruined men's lives"

"excuse me you fuckwit I was giving you your chance to speak about things and now you accuse us of not doing anything"

"you turned whistleblower to help yourself and now you can't get any backing you have a go at us you dumb cunt" 

Frank Morris

"had the opportunity to expose everything when he was blacklisting us Decided to carry on stopping us earning a wage and feeding our families so he could pick up his wages. Hypocrite"

The Facts

My very limited (two to three weeks) association with Mr Kerr and the Consulting Association in 1998 is well documented from evidence given (by both Mr Kerr and myself) to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee Inquiry in 2012, but these comment highlight some of the deep-rooted, misguided and wholly untrue comments being made about me by senior officials within the union.

The Reason

Because I continue to campaign to expose the biggest elephant in the room in this scandal, that being the true extent of trade union complicity in the blacklisting, dating back to their cover up of all my blacklisting evidence in 2005/2006.

Appendix 1 

Appendix 2 

Appendix 3 

Appendix 4 

Appendix 5 

Appendix 6 

Appendix 7 

Appendix 8 

Appendix 9 

Appendix 10 

Appendix 11 

Appendix 12 

Appendix 13 

Appendix 14 

Appendix 15 

Appendix 16 


Thursday, 18 January 2018


Theresa May, Greg Clark, Margot James - Government

John McDonnell - Land of Make Believe

Aidan Kehoe - Chief Executive Liverpool Royal Hospital

Board of Directors - Liverpool Football Club

Steve Rotheram MP 

Philip Green, Keith Cochrane, Steve Mogford, Andrew Dougal, Alison Horner, Ceri Powell - All Carillion

& many others

I was National Labour Manager at Carillion for seven years, reporting directly to the managing directors. With responsibility for around 2,500 mechanical and electrical operatives and a £60 million annual labour bill, I had access to key financial personnel and the relevant financials.

This post should be read in conjunction with the other Carillion Lies posts HERE.

As you will see from the three letters to Philip Green, Keith Cochrane and the other Carillion non-execs, John McDonnell was also copied in the correspondence and I have alerted both him directly and his team on many occasions to my concerns about Carillion.

McDonnell ignores me, as I continue to campaign to expose the trade union officials involved in the blacklisting, and current senior trade union leaders such as McCluskey, Cartmail and Beckett who ignore all the evidence I've presented to them about this and Unites cover up of the blacklisting back in 2006 to protect the millions they were receiving from the construction companies at the time, which is detailed HERE.

As no one was responding to the very serious concerns I was raising about Carillion, I asked my MP David Hanson to get involved and set out all the correspondence between him and Theresa May, Greg Clark, Margot James. No 10 and John McDonnell below.

David Hanson to Theresa May - 18 October 2016 (download link)

David Hanson wrote to the PM, highlighting my correspondence to Philip Green (and the other Carillion non-execs) and questioning his suitability to advise the PM on Corporate Social Responsibility. Theresa May punts this off to Greg Clark on 28 October 2016.

David Hanson to Greg Clark - 10 January 2017 (download link)

David Hanson follows this up with Greg Clark on 10 January 2017, as no response had been received to date.

Margot James to David Hanson - 22 February 2017 (download link)

Margot James responds on behalf of Clark, stating that Mr Green was appointed by the previous PM, David Cameron and that she had been advised by No10 that he no longer held the position.

David Hanson to Theresa May - 17 March 2017 (download link)

David Hanson writes to Theresa May highlighting further questions from me about Mr Green and steps taken to ensure he was suitable for the role as Special Adviser on Corporate Social Responsibility.

David Hanson to John McDonnell - 17 March 2017 (download link)

David Hanson writes to John McDonnell, highlighting my letters to him from January, March and April 2016 and asking what steps he had taken in relation to the concerns raised about Carillion.

McDonnell ignores him for months, so I ask David to chase this up, which he did. McDonnell eventually responds by email on 2 August 2017 stating: 

"In response to the correspondence from your constituent Mr Wainwright, I was working on the basis from his past correspondence that Mr Wainwright had expressed such a virulent lack of confidence in me that he was continuing to pursue his concerns via yourself as his constituency MP".

McDonnell had been aware of the fact that Carillion had blatantly lied to the City, their clients, shareholders and employees, and a parliamentary select committee since January 2016 and his first response 18 months later is that?

The response didn't even make sense, as I only contacted David Hanson for help as McDonnell had been ignoring me all this time.

10 Downing Street to David Hanson - 13 June 2017 (download link)

Andrew Paterson responds to the above 17 March 2017 letter to Theresa May, but does not provide the information requested.

So everyone knew about Carillion Lies and the fact that Howson & Co were prepared to lie to their clients, shareholders and employees, and a parliamentary select committee, but nobody did anything about it.

Saturday, 13 January 2018


As Carillion go into liquidation, putting 43,000 jobs at risk, I highlight again, my evidence to Philip Green and the other non executive directors from 2016 on Howson's lies to the city, their employees and shareholders, a parliamentary select committee, etc.

Carillion's position on the blacklisting...

"Crown House, the only Carillion subsidiary to use the Consulting Association's database, stopped doing so back in 2004. The practice was proactively stopped because the HR manager responsible for checking the database believed it was wrong." a total pack of lies.

I was national Labour Manager at Carillion for seven years and set out all the facts and supporting evidence disproving their lies in my three letters in January, March and April 2016. 

These were ignored.

You can view all three letters and evidence HERE

The Carillion Lies are broken down and explained HERE

Oh, and that Carillion HR manager referred to in those lies, Liz Keates. Prolific contributor to the Consulting Association database for many years.

Oh, and that Philip Green. Special Adviser to David Cameron on Corporate Social Responsibilty HERE


Friday, 6 October 2017


Some blacklisted workers have made reference to a gun being held to their head last year by their union lawyers in relation to the High Court settlement figures.

More recently, blacklisted workers (including myself) have formally raised their concerns with their union about trade union officials and their involvement in the blacklisting. 

If trade union officials were involved in the blacklisting, then why was the union not liable to pay any compensation to blacklisted workers?

Independent Inquiry

It is now over four months since my correspondence to the General Secretary raising my concerns about the union's cover up back in 2005/2006, and other matters relating to the involvement of senior trade union officials and politicians in the blacklisting. This can be downloaded HERE.

Mr McCluskey rejected my correspondence by email stating that I was not a member of the union, which is incorrect. I have advised him of such, but as yet have received no response.

For those holding out for this so called independent inquiry, I would say the following:-

Please wake up and smell the coffee! 

This is not going to happen!

There will always be an excuse/reason to not conduct this!

And if one is eventually conducted, it will not be anywhere near the level of investigation needed if we (blacklisted workers) are to eventually get to the truth of this matter.

For if it is found that trade union officials were complicit in the blacklisting, then that could possibly lead to significant legal claims from blacklisted workers against their union.

Vicarious Liability
"Vicarious liability refers to a situation where someone is held responsible for the actions or omissions of another person. In a workplace context, an employer can be liable for the acts or omissions of its employees, provided it can be shown that they took place in the course of their employment".

The Current Excuse

Mr McCluskey states the following in his correspondence to members dated 24 August 2017.

"Presently Unite have a further 70 plus cases being taken for victims of Blacklisting. It is vitally important that any review of documentation does not disrupt that litigation"

This can be downloaded HERE.

That may be, but I have raised a number of significant facts, complete with the evidence to support them that fall outside of this scope, which Mr McCluskey has completely disregarded.

Internal Documents

Further, I have been handed internal documents that provide an insight into the current status of these claims. They read:

"Legal Services represent 41 new Claimants in High Court proceedings against the same construction companies, and individual directors, as in the successful group litigation concluded last year. The claims are for conspiracy, breach of Data Protection Acty, breach of privacy and confidence rights and, in may cases, defamation. Individual Particulars of Loss have been calculated and the claims are currently due to be served on the companies by 1 August. Legal Services is coordinating a further 17 new claims on behalf of former Ucatt members".

A Claimant in these proceedings has informed me that five figure offers have already been made by the construction companies and that they have been advised by the union to reject these.

These new claims have absolutely nothing to do with the matters raised by me to Mr McCluskey in MY REPORT dated 29 May 2017 and therefore should not hamper any investigation into such.

Legal Advice

Over the next few weeks I will be meeting blacklisted workers who feel they had a gun held to their head to discuss their experiences of the High Court settlements and hear their concerns. 

With their permission, I will be relaying this information to a team of solicitors who are assisting me with this matter.

The discussions will be held in complete confidence and on an individual basis. No information will be passed onto the solicitors or other blacklisted workers without the consent of the individual.

If you would like to discuss this with me you can email me direct at

Alternatively, you can call me on 07399 530323

It has now been eight years since we got our Consulting Association files. Eight years in which blacklisted workers have been raising their concerns about the involvement of trade union officials in the blacklisting. The unions could have launched an independent inquiry into all this over the last eight years.

They have not done so and have no intention of doing so. 

If you would like to view the documents posted in any of my posts, please hit the coloured blue links in the text.

Friday, 25 August 2017


It is common knowledge to everyone involved in the blacklisting over the last twelve years that the current Unite area official, Mick Tuff and the then General Secretary, Derek Simpson buried all my blacklisting evidence in 2005/2006, leaving me (a current member of the Amicus union at the time) isolated and alone with this, and allowing Ian Kerr and The Consulting Association to continue functioning.

The evidence presented to them was the exact same evidence, no more or less than eventually enabled David Clancy from the ICO to trace and close down the Consulting Association some four years later.

I have raised this with many Unite officials over the years and many senior Labour politicians (funded by Unite), who have all turned a blind eye to this. 

On learning about Mr McCluskeys' election pledge (to hold an independent inquiry into trade union official complicity in the blacklisting), I presented an extensive report to him on the evidence I’d collated on the cover up, trade union official collusion and other very important and relevant facts. I put it to him that the scope of this inquiry needed to be widened much further than just officer collusion. 

The report can be downloaded here: REPORT

The appendices can be downloaded here: APPENDICES

Mr McCluskeys' email response dated 24 August 2017 simply states:  
“Please find enclosed a letter which has gone out to all of our construction NISC”.

"I am advised that you are not a member of Unite and this is just to advise that my dealings on this matter will be solely through the official organ of the union, i.e. the Construction NISC and the Executive Council”.

The letter referred to can be downloaded here: LETTER

My report had clearly stated that I am a member of Unite. It also detailed my membership and branch number at the top of the page. 

Mr McCluskeys’ comment therefore strongly suggests that he had not even read the report, let alone considered the very important facts contained.

Monday, 10 July 2017


As Carillion collapses and Howsen resigns, let us not forget all their lies in relation to the blacklisting.

It's all HERE

Tuesday, 4 April 2017


Been saying it since Mick Tuff and Derek Simpson buried all my blacklisting evidence in 2006 to protect the millions they were receiving from the construction companies at the time.

Rob Evans in today's Guardian Article 

Start HERE for the evidence on MICK TUFF and then via all the 'BENT UNION OFFICIALS' posts on this website via the INDEX