Message Boy - Open Letter
John Toner, UK National Freelance Organiser acts in behalf of NUJ
Responsible for all union activities, organisation, and financial affairs also first point of contact with NUJ officials and NEC officers for freelance members.
Minutes of the NUJ Finance Committee meeting
The term “kangaroo court” refers to a sham proceeding in contravention of NUJ Rules and Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (the Act). The term describes proceedings that deny due process for political expediency which includes rights: to control one's own defense or to present one’s own motion; to exclude improperly obtained, irrelevant, or inherently inadmissible evidence; to disqualify officials on the grounds of partiality or conflict of interest; and, an appeal.
Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary and Roy M Mincoff, Legal Officer determined in advance the outcome of a Finance Committee meeting using a manipulated procedure and did not allow refutation of manufactured evidence. By that, they denied member rights which allegedly constitutes fraud prohibited by Fraud Act 2006.
As “Freelance Servicing Officer” [sic], John Toner, UK National Freelance Organiser acts in behalf of NUJ General Secretary. He holds responsibility for all union activities, organisation, and financial affairs related to freelance members. Under NUJ Rules, Toner also ranks as the first point of contact with NUJ officials and NEC officers for freelance members.
Email messages sent to Toner with a copy to Audrey Witter, NUJ Minutes Secretary, requested information and documents:
Please advise under which rules in NUJ Rules 2008 the proposed Finance Committee meeting scheduled for 25 June 09 will be convened. If NUJ Rules 2008 do not apply, then please send a PDF copy of the rules that do apply.
Also, request Audrey Witter to send me a copy of, or a reference to, the rules that apply to the preparation of minutes that she uses. Please ask her which NUJ rule permits her to use them and why she does not include details of the convening authority in the minutes that she records.
Moreover, the copy of the minutes of the 18 June 08 meeting that I received from Jeremy Dear 03 Feb 09 were neither signed nor dated. Please send a signed and dated copy of those minutes.
I understand that you act on behalf of NUJ General Secretary and have responsibility for all union freelance activities, organisation and financial affairs. If I am mistaken, then provide a copy of your job description and curriculum vitae.
I am not your message boy. If you wish to contact Audrey Witter, contact her direct. That applies to any other official of the NUJ.
Jeremy and Gareth
Bound together in mutual blackmail after rooting for truffles, they now have their snouts permanently in the trough.
Neither Toner nor Witter has sent the information or the documents requested. Toner knew from previous correspondence copied to him that Roche and Witter have consistently ignored requests for information in a deliberate merry-go-round. That silent withholding covers up for Dear and Mincoff who have not explained fraudulent activity by falsifying a Financial Committee meeting agenda and Witter’s subsequent forgery of minutes to conceal an illegal kangaroo court.
The request to Toner gave him a chance to comply with the Act before sending details of alleged violations of it to law enforcement agencies. Both his insolence and the kangaroo court demonstrate how NUJ administration deliberately operates out of control: a technique repeatedly used to confuse issues. That confusion allows NUJ sycophants and their mentors to keep their snouts in the trough; moreover, paid employees have absolutely no respect for the membership which pays their salaries.
To add to the confusion, NUJ uses the titles “officer” and “official” (both having legal significance) interchangeably. The General Secretary and other full-time paid employees, also the President, classify as officials not officers; consequently, the term “servicing officer” defines as a misnomer.
Toner will now join other officials and NEC officers as an alleged accessory after the fact to crimes committed under Fraud Act 2006. Then he can tell a xenophobic judge: “I am not your message boy”.
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