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On Monday a three day public hearing begins into serious allegations over the running of the election campaign that saw Dave Prentis elected general secretary of Britain’s largest public sector union, Unison last year.
The Certification Officer has ordered the hearing after every candidate who stood against him filed complaints alleging that union resources were used by officials – who should be neutral during elections – to favour Dave Prentis against them.
The hearing is according to an Acas spokesperson is unprecedented. There are often grievances from individual candidates who feel they have been badly treated and quote the rule book back at the union but in this case every single candidate who stood against Dave Prentis has complained. Nor is it one Left faction against another – whatever political standpoint any of the candidates might have –…
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