Sometimes it stank, but there used to always be loyalty.
THE ACTU is considering severing ties with the scandal-plagued Health Services Union as current and former officials face possible criminal charges.
A senior union source told The Australian Online that severe action is being considered against the HSU.
Loyalty isn’t dead and buried, however. Most of us have read by now how convenient it will be for embattled MP and former HSU boss, Craig Thompson. Under fire for allegedly using his union credit card to withdraw 100 grand and pay for prostitutes, more than three years after a Fair Work Australia probe into his expenses was launched it is finally being referred to the DPP. Yet by the time their investigation is wrapped up, criminal charges are possibly laid, and he possibly receives a sentence of 12 months or more, the Gillard government will have made it to the next election.
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