Old 12th Nov 2010, 02:18
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA
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A contrary view on the reasons the ballot on the offer has been "suspended"

Baggersup, there is an opposite take from yours (post 642) on this situation set forth on the CC forum above in posts 1218 and 1219:

It is Unite that have withdrawn the ballot not Bassa and Amicus. Unite don't want it to go ahead because Bassa and Amicus have both recently said they will encourage a NO vote. Unite don't want a NO vote for the offer because that would make it hard for them to deny Bassa and Amicus another strike vote.
There is additional reasoning in these two posts which I believe is more accurate interpretation than yours in which Unite has predicted a 'Yes' vote on the BA proposal. And I recall the wording used by Woodley about the ballot was “suspended”, pending talks between Unite and the two branches.
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