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John McDermott: Unison demands costs

Issue No. 2232

The Unison union is turning up the heat against union activist John McDermott by trying to claim legal costs, which could amount to thousands of pounds.

John went to a national executive meeting in June 2009 having received the most votes in an election. He was asked to leave, but refused.

John has since received a three-year ban from office for allegations that he brought the union into disrepute.

John has lodged a complaint with the Certification Office for trade unions and an Employment Tribunal. One supporter said, “Because Unison has engaged an expensive legal team, John may face a heavy legal bill.”

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Tue 14 Dec 2010, 17:30 GMT
Issue No. 2232
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