Union members need protection

Letter to the editor

The Trade Union Royal Commission has now handed down its findings and notable are the comments by the commissioner on what has been unearthed.

Justice Dyson Heydon stated, “there is widespread and deep corruption by louts, thugs, bullies, thieves, perjures and those who threaten violence, errant fiduciaries and organisers of boycotts in the unions. Dwell on the word ‘widespread’ and bear in mind this is the result of interviewing 500 witnesses and over two years of solid investigation.

Would any decent hardworking, honest person want to join or be associated with such organisations? Union members’ contributions are being spent in supporting corrupt and criminal activities and this has to stop. This is not a political witch hunt but politicians have to introduce legislation to wipe out these unlawful activities and provide protection to the public and the workers.

Email, Dec 31, 2015 Rod Fountain

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