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Blacklisting case settled on first day

AN ELECTRICIAN who went to industrial tribunal over allegations of blacklisting has settled with his former employer.

Michael Anderson, a member of electrical union Amicus, launched action against Emcor Rail and Engineering claiming he had been barred from working on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link last year.

But legal teams for both parties agreed a confidential settlement on Tuesday at the first morning of a hearing at Holborn in central London. It had been scheduled to last six days.

Emcor denied Mr Anderson's claims that he was discriminated against for trade union activity. It said he had not been given a legally watertight offer of work on the CTRL and had failed to supply satisfactory references.

Alan Wainwright, the industry whistleblower who published a list of more than 1,000 allegedly blacklisted electricians in March, had been due to give evidence at the tribunal yesterday (Wednesday).