MULTI-million pound contracts awarded by the country’s biggest union to a firm whose boss is under police investigation must be probed, a Labour MP says.
The company is run by Paul Flanagan, 57, a close ally of Unite’s general secretary Len McCluskey.
Mr Flanagan was arrested last year on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery.
He has been released pending further inquiries.
Mr Spellar said: “This raises issues of serious concern. Unite members will be demanding a full investigation into the allegations.
“There must be full transparency of costs incurred by the union.”
Unite said: “Unite is focused solely on protecting its members in the pandemic.
“It does so effectively as its financial strength and democratic governance is second to none.”
Mr McCluskey had no oversight of contracts, which are “subject to strictest of competitive tendering process”.
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