by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain

Blacklisted tells the explosive story of the illegal strategies used by transnational construction companies to deny union activists work.This is the story of a bitter struggle, in which employers’ collusion with the police and security services resulted in victimization, violence and unemployment, with terrible effects on families and communities.Investigative journalist Phil Chamberlain and Dave Smith, campaigner and victim of blacklisting, lift the lid on the shameful and immoral practices that went on behind the scaffolding. Hundreds of testimonies (blacklisted workers, Special Branch spies, company representatives, union members and more) and extracts from blacklist files expose the scale of the scandal and the human stories behind the secret war. In forensic detail the authors make a powerful and unequivocal case for human rights and for justice to finally be done.