Mr. Williamson has resigned his position as HSU President … by text message, what a guy. It might have had something to do with the Temby report, which according to my ABC …
… details salaries for Mr Williamson of almost $400,000 …
The report found the salary was not the only income Mr Williamson received from the union.
The union contracted a company belonging to him to provide IT services, and the report suggests the union was its only customer.
It was paid nearly $4.7 million from 2008 to 2011, and was located rent-free at the union’s offices in Sydney.
The report also alleges that five members of Mr Williamson’s family were among the union’s best paid employees.
It claimed his wife was given $350,000 to scan documents over a three-and-a-half year period.
The report also alleges a warehouse in Sydney, which was bought with union funds, appears to have been converted in to a recording studio to be used by Mr Williamson’s son for commercial benefit.
The report does not mention the former national secretary, Craig Thomson, except to say that he was seen as Mr Williamson’s protégé.
Makes you wonder if there are other unions paying scant regard to the expenditure of their members’ money.