Phil Chamberlain and Dave Smith issued the following statement:
'We regret to announce that our contract with Pluto Press to publish the book: Blacklisted: The secret war between big business and union activists, has been terminated by mutual agreement with no ongoing liabilities remaining on either side.
Six years of investigative journalism has produced a finished manuscript that names and shames those who orchestrated and colluded with the blacklisting human rights scandal.
We are currently looking at a number publishing options and are 100% confident that Blacklisted will be published before next year's general election.'
The co-authors also sent the following tweet via the Twitter account @blacklistedbook:
'Regretfully, contract with Pluto for "Blacklisted" ended by mutual consent. Options being considered to ensure publication before Gen Election.'