Britain’s largest union, Unite, today (Tuesday 21 January) welcomed Police Scotland’s conclusion that there was ‘no evidence of any criminality’ in a cache of emails held on the work computer of Stevie Deans.
The emails were leaked to the Sunday Times and subsequently handed to Police Scotland by his former employer Ineos, where Stevie Deans was a Unite convenor until his forced resignation.
Commenting, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “Unite has been vindicated in consistently saying that no wrongdoing or criminality has taken place and welcomes Police Scotland’s conclusion.
“It is shameful that the police’s time has been wasted by vexatious complaints and their attentions diverted from catching real criminals and solving real crimes.
“Stevie Deans is a decent and honourable man who has been smeared and hounded with a callous disregard for him and his family by those who should know better.
“The anti-union hysteria whipped up by certain sections of the media and their friends to pursue a spiteful agenda, has been shocking. Their witch-hunt has been exposed to be without foundation and a lie.”
For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869.
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Notes to editors:
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.