A UNION boss and his deputy have been sacked, says the Club Institute and Union (CIU).
Mick McGlasham has been dismissed from his role as national secretary with the union.
The Mail reported in October that Mr McGlasham, who represented 228 social clubs and venues in Hartlepool and east Durham when was secretary of the union’s Durham branch, had been suspended.
But following completion of what the CIU would only confirm as an “internal investigation”, Mr McGlasham, along with his deputy, Maxine Murphy, have been dismissed.
A third CIU employee has also been sacked following the investigation.
CIU president George Dawson said a letter confirming the trio’s dismissal had been sent to all 2,100 social clubs in the union.
He said it would be inappropriate to comment further until all of the clubs had been made aware and further details would be published in the union’s journal in January.
Halifax-based Mr Dawson said: “Mr McGlasham and Ms Murphy have been dismissed following an internal matter.”
Mr McGlasham a former Horden Labour Club secretary, was branch secretary for seven years and had been appointed to national secretary two years ago.
He also held a position on the CIU’s National Executive Committee for six years before taking up his position in London and held a role on its accounts committee.
The CIU represents six million members and more than 300 social clubs in the North East.
Mr McGlasham was unavailable for comment.