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Blacklisted workers occupy Swedish firm Skanska's offices

BLACKLISTED workers occupied Skanska’s London offices today in protest against the notorious blacklister on the 10th anniversary of the scandal’s exposure.

The activists stormed the foyer of the Swedish construction firm’s  Aldersgate Street headquarters and sung happy birthday to the blacklist and to Skanska.

In reference to Skanska, Blacklist Support Group spokesman Dave Smith told the crowd: “It’s one of the biggest blacklisting organisations in the UK.

“Ten years ago today was the day that the building industry blacklist was exposed and put in the media. It was found that Skanska was the organisation that used more blacklisting than anybody else in the whole of the construction industry.

“It cost £2 a time to check a name on the blacklist and the last invoice for Skanska was for £28,000. We’re not talking about a couple of people just having a quiet word in the pub, we’re talking about systematic organised blacklisting.”

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