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Complainant Name:
Mr Alan Gardner

Clauses Noted: 1, 2

Publication: London Student


Mr Alan Gardner complained on behalf of University College London’s Student Union that an article had inaccurately claimed that Mike McLeod – the Union’s General Manager – had broken the terms of a new pay deal by including it in plans to restructure UCL Union’s shops and cafes. In fact, the complainant contended that Mr McLeod had not used the HERA pay framework at any point during the Union’s restructuring.


The newspaper stood by the accuracy of the article, but – as a compromise – offered to remove the article from its website and publish a statement by Mr McLeod setting out his position. The complainant agreed to the removal of the article as an acceptable compromise, resolving the complaint.

Report: 73

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