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16/04/2014

11 April 2014

Bostock v POA

The claimant alleged that the union had breached its rules when appointing the union's Finance Officer. The application was struck out under section 256ZA of the Trade Union Labour Relations Act 1992 Act on the grounds that the complaints had no reasonable prospect of success and/or are otherwise misconceived.


4 April 2014


Mr D Beaumont v Unite the Union

The claimant made a complaint alleging Unite the Union breached section 30(2)(a) of the Trade Union Labour Relations Act 1992 by failing to comply within 28 days with his request to access accounting records of the union. Upon the union providing the records prior to a scheduled hearing of the complaint the claimant withdrew the complaint.  The complaint was dismissed upon withdrawal by the claimant.


12 February 2014

Illingworth v NUT
 
The claimant made a complaint alleging the National Union of Teachers had breached section 30(2)(a) of the Trade Union Labour Relations Act 1992 by failing to comply within 28 days with her request to access accounting  records of the union .  The Certification Officer upheld the claimant's complaint but did not consider it appropriate to issue an enforcement order.


12 February 2014

Mr and Mrs Illingworth and Mr Conway v NUT
 
The claimants made a complaint alleging that the National Union of Teachers had breached its rules relating to disciplinary matters.  The Certification Officer  dismissed the complaint.


15 January 2014

National Federation of Sub-Postmasters

Under section 4 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.  The Certification Officer removed the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters from the list of trade unions.


11 December 2013

Rodriguez-Noza v UNISON
 
The claimant alleged that the union had breached a number of its rules when it did not represent her. The application was struck out under section 256ZA of the Trade Union Labour Relations Act 1992 Act on the grounds that the complaints advanced by the Claimant have no reasonable prospect of success and/or are otherwise misconceived


18 October 2013

Athis v National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers


The claimant made two complaints that the union had breached its rules in relation to its disciplinary procedures.  The Certification Officer dismissed both complaints.


22 October 2013
 
Mr G Evans v UNISON - The Public Service Union
 
The claimant alleged that the union had breached its rules in relation to a branch meeting. The application was struck out under section 256ZA of the 1992 Act on the grounds that it had been submitted out of time and therefore had no reasonable prospect of success and/or was otherwise misconceived.

13 September 2013

Williams v Musicians Union

The claimant made a complaint alleging the union had breached its rules by not allowing him to hold office as a member of the Regional Committee (East and South East) for the full two year term.  The Certification Officer upheld the claimant's complaint but did not consider it appropriate to issue an enforcement order.


16 August 2013

Flanagan v UCATT

The  claimant made three complaints alleging the union had breached its rules and the 1992 Act in relation to his request for access to the accounting records of the union.  On 17 July 2013, the Certification Officer made an interloctuory decision (annexed to this decision) striking out the complaints of breach of rule and of section 30(6) of the 1992 Act.  On 13 August 2013, the Certification Officer upheld the claimant's remaining complaint of a breach of section 30(2)(a) of the 1992 Act.  The Certification Officer did not consider it appropriate to issue an enforcement order.

7 August 2013

Rutter v ATL

Mrs Rutter made a number of applications alleging that the Union had breached its rules  relating to disciplinary procedures in dealing with the matters that she had sought to raise with them.  The Certification Officer dismissed the applications upon withdrawal by the claimant.


18 July 2013

Thompson v NUM
 

Mr Thompson made five complaints in relation to the elections that were held in 2012 for the positions of the Yorkshire Area Agent/Secretary and National Secretary. The Certification Officer upheld one complaint relating to the election of the Yorkshire Area Agent/Secretary and made an enforcement order requiring this election to be held before 18 November 2013. The other four complaints were dismissed.

18 July 2013

 Mace v NUM (No.2)

 Mr Mace made three complaints in relation to the election that was held in 2012 for the position of National President.  The Certification Officer upheld two of the complaints.  He made an enforcement order that the current National President should forthwith cease to hold office and that a further election for the position of National President should be held before 18 November 2013.  Mr Mace's other complaint was dismissed.

2 July 2013

Mr A Harding v POA

Mr Harding made applications alleging that the union had breached its rules in relation to its disciplinary procedures.  The Certification Officer dismissed the applications upon withdrawal by the claimant.

2 May 2013

Mrs Hallam-Black v Voice

The claimant made three complaints alleging that the Union had breached 1)section 48(4) of the 1992 Act by modifying the election address of one of the candidates in the 2012 General Secretary election,  2) section 51(3)(a) of the 1992 Act by  not allowing people to vote in that election without interference or constraint and 3)  its rules relating to disciplinary procedures when dealing with Mrs Hallam-Black's complaints about the election.    The first and third complaints were upheld by the Certification Officer.  The Certification Officer dismissed the second complaint.

Listing  Decisions

28 March 2013

Door Supervisors Union
The Door Supervisors Union was entered in the list of trade unions on 20 August 2009.  Following a review of the status of the union, the DSU was removed from the list of trade unions on 28 March 2013.  The Certification Officer determined that the DSU no longer met the statutory definition of a Trade Union

4 March 2013

Artisans Professionals and Executive - APEX
Under section 3 (3) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.  The Certification Officer refused the application by Artisans Professionals and Executive - APEX to be entered in the list of trade unions. 

12 February 2013

UDW
Under section 4 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.  The Certification Officer removed UDW from the list of trade unions.

22 January 2013

General and Healthcare Workers Union

Under section 3(3) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.  The Certification Officer refused the application by the General and Healthcare Workers Union  to be entered in the list of trade unions.

31 August 2012

LinkedUp-The Modern Union
Under section 3(3) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.  The Certification Officer refused the application by LinkedUp-The Modern Union to be entered in the list of trade unions.

22 March 2012

Advocate
Under section 3(3) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.  The Certification Officer refused the application by Advocate to be entered in the list of trade unions.