Former police officer suing GMB trade union for defamation

Former police officer suing GMB trade union for defamation

The Guardian: World News

Gordon Mills says union made defamatory claims he colluded with an unlawful blacklisting operation; GMB say it acted in public interest

A retired policeman who worked for a secretive unit monitoring political protests is suing a trade union over claims that he colluded with an unlawful blacklisting operation that prevented construction workers from getting jobs.

In a libel claim lodged in the High Court, Gordon Mills, who worked for five years in the unit, has accused the GMB of defaming him and is claiming up to £10,000 in damages.

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