Shaun Brady dismissed

28 July 2005

ASLEF general secretary Shaun Brady has been dismissed from office for gross misconduct in failing to carry out the instructions of the union’s executive committee to cooperate with Mattias Kelly QC.

 

On charges that related to fighting the executive committee deferred decision until all available witnesses were given a further opportunity to appear. On a related charge of bringing the union into disrepute in relation to press coverage of the event and a further charge relating to a meeting at the Three Horseshoes on 7 June they again deferred decision until all witnesses were given a further opportunity to appear.

 

On a related charge of deliberately attempting to mislead Mattias Kelly, the executive committee decided there was insufficient evidence to prove the charge.

 

On a charge of failing, in breach of rule, to convene meetings between the union’s Trustees and general secretary and president between October 2003 and the end of April 2004, the executive committee deferred decision until all witnesses are given a further opportunity to appear.

 

On a charge of using an ASLEF credit card to obtain a cash advance from the HSBC bank of £6,288.13 and not accounting for it to the Society, the executive committee accepted his explanation and allowed in evidence documentation presented on the day.

 

On a charge that he brought the union into disrepute by uttering a false allegation whilst he was in a position to investigate the truth of the matter the executive committee found the charge proven, but regarded the offence as being insufficiently serious to amount to gross misconduct. Shaun Brady was censured.

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