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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 June 2016

Featured letter: Blacklisting

Blacklisting victory donation dedicated to workers' struggle

Unite members protesting against blacklisting, photo the Socialist

Unite members protesting against blacklisting, photo the Socialist   (Click to enlarge)

Trevor Grewar, Chair, Unite the Union, Hull NE/GEO/25 branch (personal capacity)

Please accept this donation of 2,000 which is part of a recent legal settlement from the construction workers blacklisting case.

Can I humbly dedicate this donation to all activists past and present who have had the courage, determination and understanding to take an active part in the class struggle.

Moreover let's not forget the numerous activists who have been on the more secretive blacklist other than the recent case. If anything this is and was more insidious because it is more secretive, concealed on documents/diaries and numerous phone calls and discussions which employers and their lackeys manage to keep undercover and therefore not subject to legal cases and therefore no compensations.

These creatures from the black lagoon can be countered effectively by struggle, solidarity and socialism.

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Targets raised after two record-breaking fighting fund quarters

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