Solidarity follows the activities of the Blacklist Support Group, which stands up for the victims of a blacklist system in the British construction industry.
To what extent are workers’ rights subordinate to the machinations of the capitalist system? Over the course of several years employees who were members of a trade union and who criticised working conditions or terms of employment were put on a secret blacklist. They were often never employed again, and some became so despairing that suicide seemed the only way out. The scandal was revealed in 2009. Alarmingly, evidence has even shown links to the use of undercover police, who deceived women activists into relationships.
This debut feature length film by artist and filmmaker Lucy Parker has been made alongside members of Blacklist Support Group, core participants in the Undercover Policing Inquiry, and members of other campaigning groups.
Solidarity will screen at 8.40pm.
The Centre for Documentary Research, QUB, has financially supported this event.
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