Breach of union rules / register of members / breach of statutory balloting procedures decision: Hicks v Unite the Union

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Breach of Union Rules / Register of Members / Breach of Statutory Balloting Procedures: Hicks v Unite the Union

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Mr Hicks brought eight complaints against Unite the Union, arising from the General Secretary election in 2013. Six of the complaints were dismissed. These included his complaints that Unite had balloted non-members and had wrongfully included a subscription reminder with some ballot papers. The two complaints that were upheld related to the manner of dealing with members in long-term arrears with their subscriptions and the application of the union’s internal disciplinary procedure.

Published 28 October 2014