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About Phil Chamberlain

Phil Chamberlain is a freelance journalist who has written for a number of national newspapers and magazines. He is also a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of the West of England. The book Blacklisted: the secret war between big business and union activists, co-authored with Dave Smith, details the construction industry blacklisting scandal, and will be published autumn 2014 by Pluto.

Articles by Phil Chamberlain

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Building the blacklist: police spies and trade unionists

In 2009 a UK construction industry blacklist, administered by a private company holding files on thousands of people, was busted. Evidence is now emerging of police involvement, bringing yet another layer to the scandal of police spies and state surveillance.

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