Inspection of FBU accounts: the leadership finally relents

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WE HAVE previously reported on how the FBU leadership had gone to extraordinary lengths to prevent us from exercising our legal rights as members to inspect the accounts of the union.

We submitted a request to inspect the accounts back in April. The law requires a trade union to grant access to the accounts within 28 days of receiving a request.

When it became clear that the FBU leadership was erecting barrier after barrier in a blatant attempt to frustrate our request, we made a formal complaint to the trade union regulator.

Eventually, the leadership relented.

We can confirm that our inspection of the accounts will take place on 29 October – six months after we made our original request.