Unite welcomes Certification Officer’s rejection of Coyne complaint

Britain’s largest union, Unite, welcomed today’s (Friday 4 May) ruling by assistant certification officer, Jeffrey Burke QC, which rejected a complaint by Gerard Coyne and found that Unite had acted in accordance with its rules when calling last year’s general secretary election.


Commenting on the ruling, a Unite spokesman said: “Unite welcomes the assistant certification officer’s rejection of Mr Coyne’s complaint and his ruling that the union acted in accordance with its rules in calling a general secretary election.


“It should be noted that when the general secretary election was called, no complaints or objections were made by Mr Coyne or any other individuals.


“Unite presumes that Mr Coyne will accept the judgement and looks forward to the election being fully upheld following June’s hearing, allowing the union to focus unhindered on the job of representing its members.”