Sunday, June 08, 2008

UNISON to appeal Certification Officer decisions

UNISON's NEC meeting on Wednesday did not have this item on its agenda - but questions were raised anyway.

It was reported to the NEC that the Presidential Team had decided to appeal against decisions of the Certification Officer in the cases of Yunus Bakhsh and Tony Staunton. I queried the rationale for spending money on these appeals in the specific circumstances of the cases in question. The NEC was treated to a robust response from the Deputy General Secretary who said that the Union was appealing on legal advice.

Coincidentally this will mean that any attempt to raise at Conference the important questions about the conduct of our Union raised in these cases will be given short shrift.

I will report further on this in due course.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i may be an old cynic, but would not be surprised if the very reason for appealing is just so the issue cant be raised at conference , but that cant be right...