Skanska, Daletech and the ODA accused of unfair blacklisting

Contractors working on the Olympics have denied using a blacklist of workers after sacked workers and unions staged a protest outside the Olympic park.
About 30 anti-blacklist campaigners demonstrated at one of the main entrances to the site on Tuesday.

The protesters were supporting sacked electrician Frank Morris who claims he was let go by M&E specialist Daletech after raising concerns about the dismissal of a fellow worker.

Morris claims his former colleague was sacked fromthe Media Centre, where the main contractor is Skanska, after being blacklisted because he previously held a union activist role.

Morris then moved to another Daletech job at Belmarsh Prison before he was sacked.

A spokesperson for Daletech said: “Daletech take this accusation very seriously and categorically deny the use of blacklists within our business.”

A Skanska spokesperson said: “We are not involved in the use of blacklists on these or any of our operations.”

An ODA spokesperson said: “We have positive relations with unions on the Olympic park, including a site-wide agreement on minimum pay, health and safety and union recognition and are not aware of any blacklisting on the Olympic park.”