Oct 15, 2012

Claims of dirty tricks in wrestle for HSU control

There are claims of questionable evidence being used in the battle to wrest control of HSUEast.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

A prominent ally of Kathy Jackson has been accused of shopping around dubious evidence to knock out an election rival as the battle for control of the remains of the Health Services Union again turns toxic.

Crikey can reveal that Marco Bolano, the former deputy general secretary of the HSUEast branch overseen by disgraced and charged Michael Williamson, has written repeatedly to the union’s administrator Michael Moore to demand his opponent for Victorian No. 1 branch secretary — former Darebin council deputy mayor Diana Asmar — be ejected from the race on eligibility grounds.

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3 thoughts on “Claims of dirty tricks in wrestle for HSU control

  1. klewso

    Sounds like there’s a few skeletons in someone’s closet and they don’t want the door opened?

  2. geometrikal

    More than a few it seems. Over at the Independent Australia website there is a whole series of articles on this. Makes for a ripping read.

  3. puddleduck

    ho hum. thankfully ms asmar resigned from darebin council recently. can’t wait to see the pending investigaation reports when released.

    surely the workers who are hsu members deserve better.

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