Former Aslef leader still appealing against dismissal

The sacked leader of Aslef has vowed to continue
fighting his dismissal after the union’s conference voted against discussing
the case.

Delegates of the train drivers’ union voted by 46 to 19 against
debating Shaun Brady’s dismissal.

The former general secretary
and his deputy Mick Blackburn were sacked in August. Both men are appealing
against their dismissals.

"I am not going to give
up," said Brady, following the conference vote.

Brady was allowed to enter the
conference, which opened on Monday, and had hoped to address delegates as part
of his bid to win back his job.

"We were not able to put
our side of the story [forward]," he said. "I was surprised, because
you need to have two sides to have a debate. I would have thought that even for
curiosity value people would want to hear my side.”

Brady was sacked for
"gross misconduct" related to his failure to co-operate with an
independent investigation into alleged financial irregularities. Blackburn
was dismissed for forging a reference for his son using headed notepaper.

By Daniel Thomas






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