A hearing is pending in the
Royal Courts of Justice, London, on Wed. 21st, October at 10.30am, at which
Scottish and Southern Energy is applying for an injunction against Steve
Acheson. The Injunction is being sought to prevent Steve from protesting at
Fiddlers Ferry power station about his dismissal from the project because of
the now notorious construction industry blacklist.
This injunction is under the
Prevention of Terrorism Act & seeks to show that Steve, as the 1st
respondent, & others unnamed [as second respondents], by their constant
picketing of the site represent a threat to the energy supplies of this
The basis of the application is
that by picketing the site he is committing a Trespass because he & others
are on the Firm’s property; that having issued leaflets to workers on the site
calling for ‘direct action’ he is ‘inciting’ the workforce to commit acts
contrary to the national interest which may impact on energy supplies and that
he has, at times, acted in a way that might have intimidated the workforce.
There is no mention in the
company’s deposition to the Court that they formerly employed him, nor that his
picket represents a campaign against blacklisting.
If this goes ahead it will have
consequences for the whole trade union movement.
Blacklist Support Group will be
protesting at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand from 9:30am in support
of Steve Acheson.
Steve is a trade unionist NOT a
Blacklisting is a Human Rights
Defend Trade Union Rights.