Breach of union rules decision: Hussain v Communication Workers Union

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


Hussain v Communication Workers Union

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Mr Hussain made two complaints of breaches of union rules in relation to branch elections. Prior to the hearing, the union conceded that the breaches had occurred. The Certification Officer upheld two complaints in relation to a breach of rules of the branch constitution and considered it appropriate to make an enforcement order. The Certification Officer ordered that:-

The Union undertake the remaining stages of the current ballot, which was originally concluded in December 2017 and which is the subject of the complaints made by Mr Hussain, in accordance with the Union’s Rules. The result of the ballot should be declared by 3 December 2018.

Published 12 November 2018