24 October 2014
Hicks v Unite the Union
Mr Hicks brought eight complaints against Unite the Union, arising from the General Secretary election in 2013. Six of the complaints were dismissed. These included his complaints that Unite had balloted non-members and had wrongfully included a subscription reminder with some ballot papers. The two complaints that were upheld related to the manner of dealing with members in long-term arrears with their subscriptions and the application of the union’s internal disciplinary procedure.
6 October 2014
Parsons v NUT
Mr Parsons made four complaints alleging that the union had breached its rules in relation to its internal disciplinary procedure. The Certification Officer dismissed the first three complaints but upheld the fourth complaint; he made an enforcement order that the charges against Mr Parsons that had been upheld by the union, and the sanctions subsequently applied against him, be set aside and of no effect.
26 July 2014
Grover v PCS
The claimant made two complaints alleging the union breached its rules in relation to branch officer elections. Following correspondence, and after a hearing had been arranged, the claimant withdrew the complaints and the Certification Officer dismissed the application upon withdrawal by the claimant.
25 July 2014
White v Unite the Union
Mr White alleged that Unite the Union breached its rules in removing him from the positions he held as branch chair and shop steward. The Certification Officer dismissed the complaint upon withdrawal by Mr White.
16 July 2014
Groves v Society of Authors
Dr Groves alleged that the Society of Authors breached section 48(5) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 in publishing on its website a biographical statement, which served the purpose of an election address for four of the seven candidates for election to the Management Committee. The Certification Officer dismissed the complaint upon withdrawal by the claimant.
15 July 2014
Kelly v UCATT (No 3)
The claimant made three complaints that the union had breached its rules relating to disciplinary procedures. The Certification Officer dismissed all the complaints.
1 July 2014
Flanagan v UCATT (No. 2)
Mr Flanagan made four complaints alleging that the union had breached its rules in relation to its disciplinary procedures. The Certification Officer dismissed the complaints.