On various dates between 10 November 2020 and 1 May 2021, Unite the Union (“Unite”) made or permitted to be made a series of allegations about E&I Engineering Limited (“E&I”) and its senior management team. 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 and its senior management team were 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 accept that there was no truth in any of these allegations which should not have been made. We unreservedly apologise to E&I’s senior management team for any and all reputational damage which these allegations may have caused.
As a result of the above, Unite has agreed to pay damages and legal costs and furthermore has agreed that it will not repeat or further publish these allegations as referred to above.