Rail union the RMT today demanded full disclosure of the secret “RMT FILE” held by blacklisting organisation the Consulting Association as evidence mounts of police and security services involvement in the targeting of union activists in the construction and railway industries.
To date, the Information Commissioner has only released construction industry files held by the Consulting Association.
However, those same files refer specifically to cross referencing to another “RMT FILE” which remains unpublished and which RMT says has been used by employers subscribing to the Consulting Association blacklisting services to wreck our members working lives in the railway industry.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:
“The Information Commissioners Office knows that an “RMT FILE” exists in the Consulting Association records as it is cross referenced in information from the construction industry files that we have in our possession. It is a scandal that nearly three years after this original information came to light that we have still not received copies of the “RMT FILE.”
“Clearly, we have reason to believe that this blacklisting file would have identified RMT activists who will have suffered financial loss from this conspiracy to target known trade union activists purely on the basis of their trade union activity.
“This whole murky saga, and the collusion with the police and the security services, has clear parallels with the Leveson investigations and RMT demands full disclosure and will have no hesitation in pursuing legal action against those involved in this scandal.”