Friday, June 02, 2017
The timing of complaints to the Certification Officer
Regular readers (Sid and Doris Rulebook Anorak) will know that this blog is knowledgeable about the work of the Certification Officer, to whom some bloke called Coyne has today complained about the recent election for General Secretary of UNITE.
This Coyne chap claims the timing of publicity around his complaint (in the week before a General Election) is determined by statutory timetables.
A complaint to the Certification Officer has to be made within six months of the incident, or – if the matter has been subject to a complaint internally within the trade union, within either six months of the outcome of that complaint or twelve months of the incident, whichever is the sooner.