The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is considering suspending the controversial Health Services Union (HSU).
The ACTU will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to decide its future relationship with the HSU, as it moves to distance itself from the Craig Thomson saga.
Following the Fair Work Australia report into the HSU being handed to the Director of Public Prosecutors, ACTU president Ged Kearney said allegations of criminal conduct within the HSU had caused the union movement and the community great concern.
”The allegations being aired about the HSU are not reflective in any way of the broader union movement,” she told said this morning.
ACTU secretary Jeff Lawrence said the public has been sent a clear message.
”Australian unions have zero tolerance for corruption,” he said.
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said the Fair Work report should be made public
“The report is not out, it should be out,” Mr Abbott told ABC radio.