The more than 40 construction companies who used TCA include Balfour Beatty, Taylor Woodrow and Costain.
Below is a selection of the comments made by contractors about the blacklisted workers.
вЂњPoor time keeper. Will cause trouble.вЂќ
вЂњA litigious person. Took [deleted] to tribunal citing Data Protection Act and discrimination. Asked for ВЈ10,000 to settle outside. ВЈ2,000 was offered and he eventually settled for ВЈ3,000. His CV is sound, so he is employable, but if taken on, he can be difficult.вЂќADVERTISEMENT
вЂњUCATT. Very bad newsвЂќ
вЂњApplied to [deleted] via agency for [deleted] project. Agency will say - 'job now filled' as their response to above.вЂќ
"Ex-shop steward. Definite problems. No go.вЂќ
вЂњWould not be reconsidered by [deleted] following problems at [deleted] during week of 16 October 2006. One of 17 scaffolders and asbestos removers involved in urging fellow workers to walk off site. The issue centred on H&S, immigrant labour and possibly an attempt to influence 2007 wages negotiations.вЂќ
вЂњIrish ex-army. Bad egg.вЂќ
вЂњCaused problems on that site (lazy and a trouble stirrer).вЂќ
вЂњDo not touch!!вЂќ
вЂњA member of the TGWU and working for [deleted] in Luton. Claimed to be a 'sleeper' and should be watched.вЂќ
вЂњAcross the water - membership 1982.вЂќ
вЂњOrchestrated strike action of 18 workers at [deleted]. About 200 positions on site filled by agency, but of these 18 workers were let go in favour of Polish immigrant workers. Issue was one of вЂњBritish jobs for British workersвЂќ. The above general foreman was the leader who sucked the others, who were all easily led.вЂќ
Analysis: construction’s long history of blacklisting
Temp workers suffer job losses, too