Breach of union rules / breach of statutory balloting procedures decision: Bakhsh v UNISON (No 2)

This document contains the decision made by the Certification Officer in this case.


Breach of union rules decision: Bakhsh v UNISON (2) (D/6-10/08)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


Four complaints that the union had breached its rules in relation to the claimant’s suspension and one complaint that the union breached section 47(1) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 by unreasonably excluding him from standing for election. The Certification Officer dismissed the breach of statute complaint and two of the complaints of breach of rule but found that the claimant had been suspended from office in breach of the union’s rules. He issued an enforcement order requiring the union to withdraw the suspension.

Published 16 May 2008