Robyn McLEOD - you forgot to tell the IR Commission about the slush fund when you sold Melb Water workers out
Remember Robyn McLeod - Julia Gillard's bestie?
In 1993, Robyn got a job working for Julia's guy Bruce as an organiser in the AWU.
On paper, Robyn's job was to act in the interests of the workers.
In reality, Robyn was in charge of helping Thiess.
In August 1993 Robyn McLeod appeared before the Industrial Relations Commission alongside Mr Richardson from Thiess.
Thiess was there to make profits for its shareholders.
Robyn was there to sell the workers out.
Here's an extract from the transcript:
There was one very, very big problem for Robyn on that day.
Robyn was supposed to tell all about the industrial agreement.
But she forgot to mention the stinky side deal her bestie's boy-friend Bruce had done with Thiess.
The "consultancy" agreement to conceal that Thiess was paying secret commissions into the slush fund her bestie GILLARD had set up.
Here's a "consultancy" invoice from the GILLARD/WILSON slush fund to Thiess.
This one's very special for Robyn.
It's the last one and by the time it was issued she was employed directly by Thiess - Robyn even had the honour of putting her initials on this invoice as approved for payment.
Here's a transcript from Robyn's day at the Commission.
No mention of the Australian Workers Union Workplace Reform Association there Robyn.
Shortly after that appearance Robyn joined bestie Bruce Wilson as a director of the board of a Thiess superannuation company.
Thiess and the bosses were so happy with Robyn and Bruce that when the agreement came up for re-certification in early August 1995, Robyn appeared before the Commission again. For Thiess.
Thiess got a lot of those deals.
They had several months head start on their competitors like SERCO - competitors whose workers were also covered by the AWU.
In the next post I'll publish a side by side comparison of the Thiess/AWU agreement with the SERCO/AWU deal.
Prepare to be disgusted.