Blacklisted book tour

Blacklisted: The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists

Blacklisted tells the controversial story of the illegal strategies that transnational construction companies used to keep union activists away from work.

Drawing on first-hand accounts of the workers, Blacklisted reveals how, when major construction projects were unionized, those involved were unlawfully victimized. From the building sites to the High Court, this is a story of ordinary working people taking on some of the most powerful transnational companies in the world.

Hear direct from the authors of this important book – Phil Chamberlain and Dave Smith – about their experiences of blacklisting, their search for answers and the fight for justice.

“I recommend people read this book. Just by picking up this book, just by reading it, you challenge what I believe to be a state and corporate spying culture that is out of control. “ Mark Thomas, comedian.

**These events will be of interest to students and researchers of law, politics, employment relations, business & human resource management, social policy and social justice; trade unionists, journalists, and anyone interested in contemporary politics.

As part of their book launch tour, the authors will present two meetings in Leeds on Tuesday 6th October, one lunchtime, one evening.

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Venues and times:


University of Leeds Fairbairn House, Suite A Room 1 (G.01) Clarendon Road 12pm-2pm

Refreshments served from 12 noon. Talk 12:30-13:30. Book sales and signings and networking 13:30-14:00. Sponsored by University of Leeds Unison and Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change.

(Directions from Parkinson Steps: Follow the path to your right then turn right underneath the link building, go all the way through campus until you reach Clarendon Road, turn left, Fairbairn House is about two mins walk on the right – opposite the entrance to Hyde Terrace).


Leeds Beckett University, Broadcasting Place, Woodhouse Lane, BPAG10 6pm onwards.

Presented by Leeds Taking Soundings

(This is the ‘rusty tower’ building opposite the Fenton Pub. The room is on the groundfloor)

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