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Certification Officer: forthcoming hearings

Cases due to be heard by the Certification Officer.

6 February 2017

Bannister v UNISON: The Public Service Union

Burgess and Ors. v UNISON: The Public Service Union

Rogers v UNISON: The Public Service Union

Wakefield v UNISON: The Public Service Union

( Following the hearing on 19, 20 and 21 December a hearing to hear submissions has been scheduled for 22 February 2017)

The complaints concern the Union’s election for its General Secretary in 2015. The applicants allege that, during the election period, the Union breached a number of its rules and a paragraph of the General Secretary 2015 Election Procedures as well as section 49 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. This is the full hearing of the complaints following the preliminary hearing held on 6 October 2016.

Venue:
Holiday Inn (Regent’s Park)
Carburton St
Fitzrovia
London
W1W 5EE

This is a public hearing which will commence at 10:00 am.

Fernandez Castillo and Others v Unite the Union

The applicants make five complaints alleging that the Union breached a number of its rules in relation to the 2015 elections of the LE/2000 branch of Unite the Union and one complaint in relation to their request to inspect the accounting records.

The hearing will take place on

Thursday 23 February 2017

Venue: Acas offices (see address below).
This is a public hearing which will commence at 10.00 am

All Certification Officer hearings take place at the below venue (unless otherwise stated):-

Acas
23rd Floor
Euston Tower
286 Euston Road
London
NW1 3JJ

Hearings are held in public (unless otherwise stated) and will commence at 10:00 am. Anyone wishing to attend a hearing should telephone or email the Certification Office (020 7210 3734 / info@certoffice.org) so that we may arrange for a security access pass to be produced.

It is not the practice of the Certification Officer to give his decision on the day of a hearing. Normally, the Certification Officer’s decision is reserved and issued in writing (with written reasons) within one month of the hearing date.