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May 9, 2012

The Power Index: union heavies, Sally McManus at #9

What Sally McManus lacks in numbers, she makes up for with chutzpah, endless reserves of energy and a willingness to piss off her own side of politics. She was the driving force behind

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

What Sally McManus lacks in numbers, she makes up for with chutzpah, endless reserves of energy and a willingness to piss off her own side of politics. She was the driving force behind one of the biggest union triumphs in decades — the landmark equal pay campaign that achieved massive pay rises for over 150,000 low-paid community workers earlier this year.

“I’m not a Labor hack,” the feisty left-winger tellsĀ The Power Index. “I only participate in the ALP to advance the interests of my union.”

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