I've now received a box of paperwork following my Data Protection Act request to Gail Cartmail at Unite. They've provided a mass of information, of which 99% is copies of press articles, select committee transcripts, etc.
They have however withheld key documents, such as the letters from the then General Secretary, Derek Simpson in response to my letters to him in July 2006. There are a selection of letters, emails, etc, but responses/connected correspondence to many of these are not provided. They have also not provided some documents that are already in my possession, so this is far from a full disclosure of the information requested under the legislation.
I'll provide an example.
Micky Tuff Letter - 21 July 2006 (Page 1)
Document 1 below is page 1 from a letter from Micky Tuff to the union's solicitor, Alison Humphrey from 21 July 2006.
DOCUMENT 1 - MICKY TUFF LETTER (Pg1)
At point 1 Micky states: "Thank you for your letter dated 17 July 2006". "Quite frankly I do not know where to start with this issue. Firstly, may I refer you to my letter to the Legal Department dated 23 March 2006".
Both of these letters referred to are in reference to me, but neither were provided under this Data Protection Act request.
At point 2 Micky describes the actions he took to investigate the blacklisting check sheets from Haden Young. He simply asks the source of these blacklisting check sheets, Neil Cappel, about these sheets and accepts his response that he had no knowledge of a blacklist and nor did Haden Young operate a blacklist.
What did he expect him to say? Hands up, you've caught us.
It was this evidence alone that enabled David Clancy from the ICO to follow the trail of this fax correspondence to locate Ian Kerr and the Consulting Association some three years later.
At point 3 Micky Tuff denies that he instructed or encouraged me to join the union again and states that I collected a form from the Mold office. This is simply not true. I met Micky in a pub in Shropshire on 9 August 2005 to discuss the blacklisting. He gave me the forms to rejoin the union (I'd been a member on and off since I was sixteen) from the boot of his car and these were completed and submitted that day under his instruction.
Micky also states in point 3: "I am quite prepared to accuse Mr Wainwright of being a liar on this point".
A Wainwright Letter - 10 August 2005
If you study Document 3 below you will see that I wrote to Micky the day after meeting him on 9 August 2005. This document came from Unite's disclosure to me under the Data Protection Act and has the fax header of their solicitor at the time, Rowley Ashworth at the top.
DOCUMENT 3 - ALAN WAINWRIGHT LETTER
In this I state: "I'm writing to thank you for meeting up with me yesterday and for agreeing to accompany me to the grievance meeting on 25 August in Watford. I've completed the necessary forms to rejoin the union and forwarded them to head office".
I go on to state: "I've enclosed copies of all the relevant correspondence as discussed, but have not yet included the lists of potentially blacklisted operatives. I've informed Prue Jackson in my letter of 29 July that I'll be disclosing this information at the grievance meeting and that you will obviously be able to make use of this beyond that point".
A Wainwright Membership Form - 9 August 2005
Document 5 below is a scan of my actual membership form which confirms again that this was completed on 9 August 2005. The day I met with Micky Tuff in Shropshire.
DOCUMENT 5 - A WAINWRIGHT MEMBERSHIP FORM
Micky Tuff Letter - 21 July 2006 (Page 2)
Document 2 below is page 2 from Micky Tuff's letter to Alison Humphrey on 21 July 2006.
DOCUMENT 2 - MICKY TUFF LETTER (Pg2)
In this Micky states: "In conclusion, I am in the firm belief that Mr Wainwright
is a compulsive liar".
You can make your own mind up about who is telling lies in all this from the evidence.
Georgina Hirsh Email to Derek Simpson
Another example of Unite's failure to provide the information requested under the legislation can be found in this email (Document 6) from the union's lawyer, Georgina Hirsh to the then General Secretary, Derek Simpson.
DOCUMENT 6 - GEORGINA HIRSCH EMAIL
In this, she asks Derek Simpson and Les Bayliss for information about the correspondence exchanged between myself and Simpson. Surely Unite have some recorded response, but nothing was provided to me.
Letters to Gail Cartmail
Document 4 below is my letter to Gail Cartmail of Unite dated 8 August 2013 asking again for full disclosure of the data requested under section 7 of the Data Protection Act.
I have however been appealing to Gail Cartmail to investigate the unions' collusion and complicity in the blacklisting for some time now, which she continually refuses to act on. She is however quite happy to continually point the finger elsewhere!
You can view my letters and her responses from early 2012 here:
GAIL CARTMAIL CORRESPONDENCE (2012)
DOCUMENT 1 - M TUFF LETTER (Pg1)
DOCUMENT 2 - M TUFF LETTER (Pg2)
DOCUMENT 3 - A WAINWRIGHT LETTER
DOCUMENT 4 - A WAINWRIGHT LETTER
DOCUMENT 5 - A WAINWRIGHT MEMBERSHIP FORM