TWU Moves Against Critical Qantas Rep

Nov. 12, 2018
The TWU’s move against George Oie, who served as head union delegate in the Qantas baggage handling section at Sydney airpor­t for 26 years, follows public comments he made in February criticizing the union’s financial losses and alleged “bad governance.”

A Qantas employee widely recognised for helping other airline staff over many years has been threatened with expulsion from the Transport Workers Union for criticising the financial management of its leadership.

George Oie, a winner of multip­le “delegate of the year” awards, has been summoned by the TWU’s NSW branch boss, Richard Olsen, to explain “disparagin­g comments” he made to The Australian.

Mr Olsen has told Mr Oie in writing that he wants him to appea­r before the TWU’s administrative committee to say how the union should deal with his allege­d conduct and future member­ship status.

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