Labour Research September 2012

Union news


Human rights organisation Liberty has added its weight to calls for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to reopen the investigation into the blacklisting of thousands of workers, threatening court action.

An ICO official recently told an industrial tribunal that he believed certain information held by the now infamous Consulting Association could only have been supplied by the police or security services.

Liberty’s Corinna Ferguson said: “Contracting out the blacklisting of innocent workers ... is no better than farming out phone hacking to private detectives.”