On 18 November 2021 Unite published online and disseminated to the media a statement concerning Ulster Carpets, which contained untrue allegations about the Managing Director of Ulster Carpets, Nick Coburn CBE.

Unite accept that these allegations have no basis in fact, and that the statement contained errors such that it should never have been published. Unite unreservedly withdraws the allegations, and apologises to Mr. Coburn.

Unite has also agreed to make a donation to a charity of Mr. Coburn's choosing, and to the legal costs incurred by Mr. Coburn, in order to draw a line under this matter.