RMT press release
FAR RIGHT activist Patrick Harrington has failed in his bid to have the Certification Officer overturn his expulsion from RMT for misconduct under the union's rules.
The Assistant Certification Officer yesterday dismissed three complaints that the union had breached its rules as having been brought out of time.
The union's Annual General Meeting in June 2005 had unanimously upheld the June 2003 decision by an RMT disciplinary hearing that Mr Harrington had deceived the union by applying for membership under a false name.
"Mr Harrington was dealt with fairly and squarely under the union's rules and we are pleased that the Assistant Certification Officer has upheld our view that his complaints were inadmissable," RMT general secretary Bob Crow said today.