England , UK .13.10.2004. London . Kings Cross & St.Pancras Channel Tunnel Rail Link construction site . Undercover police officer Carlo Neri as Laing O'Rourke's workers walk offsite for meeting in support of sacked agency worker & RMT trade union activist Steve Hedley.
England , UK .13.10.2004. London . Kings Cross & St.Pancras Channel Tunnel Rail Link construction site . Undercover police officer Carlo Neri ( cap, top right ) as Laing O'Rourke's workers walk offsite for meeting in support of sacked agency worker & RMT trade union activist Steve Hedley , working through MPI for Westinghouse , accused of theft , and over new contracts . They voted first for supporting Steve Hedley , and secondly for consultation over their contracts . See full details below...Copyright © 2004 Andrew Wiard.W: www.reportphotos.com.E: email@example.com..Undercover police officer Carlo Neri from the Metropolitan Police’s Special Demonstration Squad spied on the RMT union. Here pictured present at the industrial dispute following the sacking of the prominent union militant Steve Hedley (now elected as Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT union) at the Kings Cross terminal for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link . .He is pictured standing behind an RMT banner with the slogan ‘Reinstate Steve Hedley’ while handing out leaflets to construction workers who had walked out in support of the victimised union activist. ..Steve Hedley commented: ."I am appalled that a secret police spy thought that it was justified to turn up on a peaceful RMT picket line in order to gather information. I had earlier housed this person rent free as he claimed he was being made homeless and feel shocked that taxpayers money could be used like this to betray the trust of people engaged in completely legitimate industrial action. We heard a lot growing up about police states in other countries whilst it turns out our state was doing exactly the same thing here"...The new evidence was unearthed by Dave Smith while researching the updated version of his book Blacklisted and first made public at the GMB conference in Bournemouth on Sunday (5th June). Smith commented: ."We were standing up for workers rights but apparently the British state considered us such a threat, that we were