GMB settle outstanding construction claims

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GMB, UCATT and GCR today (29 April, 2016) announced that they have settled their outstanding claims in the Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation.

The claims were brought against Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska UK and VINCI and concerned the activities of the Services Group of the Economic League and the Consulting Association.  

The litigation arose after the activities of the Consulting Association were revealed following a raid by the Information Commissioner in February 2009.

GMB, UCATT and GCR commenced the litigation to protect the interests of their members and clients.

In October 2015, these construction companies openly acknowledged that the system was unlawful and made a full public apology, which was widely reported at the time.

UCATT, GMB and GCR have accepted this apology on behalf of their clients.

The construction companies have offered financial settlements which all claimants represented by UCATT, GMB and GCR have now accepted as fair and reasonable. The parties have also agreed a joint statement to be read in court as part of this settlement. The construction companies have also agreed to pay the claimants’ legal costs.

Contact: Justin Bowden on 07710 631351, Maria Ludkin on 07956 632 657 or GMB press office on 07970 863411 or 07739 182691