Grangemouth: Unite rep resigns

Stevie Deans, the Unite union official at the centre of the Grangemouth dispute, has resigned from his job at the plant, its owner Ineos has confirmed.

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Grangemouth union rep 'quit after investigation'

Grangemouth union official Stevie Deans resigned after learning the findings of a disciplinary case against him, said refinery operator Ineos.

Mr Stephen Deans has today resigned from the company with immediate effect.

The company has conducted a thorough investigation into Mr Deans’ activities over the last eighteen months and made Mr Deans aware of these findings last week.

Mr Deans requested an additional five days prior to the final disciplinary hearing to allow him time to provide any further relevant information.

The company was due to meet with Mr Deans again tomorrow but has now received his resignation.

– Ineos statement

Deans was investigated by the company following his involvement in the row over the selection of a Labour candidate in the Falkirk constituency.

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