On various dates between 10 November 2020 and 1 May 2021 Unite the Union (“Unite”) made or permitted to be made a series of defamatory allegations about E&I Engineering Limited (“E&I”). Those allegations were published in letters sent to key customers, suppliers and business partners of E&I, online and in pamphlets handed out to E&I’s staff. Those allegations were that E&I was responsible for bullying of employees, persistently treating them with a lack of dignity and respect, and for using a pay grading system which was unfair.
We withdraw these allegations which we accept should not have been made and unreservedly apology to E&I for any and all reputational damage which these allegations may have caused to E&I.
As a result of the above, Unite has agreed to pay substantial damages and legal costs to E&I and furthermore has agreed that it will not repeat or further publish these allegations as referred to above.