Health Services Union (HSU) whistle-blower Kathy Jackson says she was offered a seat in Parliament if she “did the right thing”.
Jackson said HSU boss Michael Williamson made her the offer of a seat in Victorian Parliament in May 2011.
“Not at all. I said to him if he was interested in Parliament, he should take the seat. I wasn’t going anywhere,” Jackson told ABC Radio.
Williamson was ALP national president in 2009/2010.
ABC Radio asked which seat Jackson was offered in Parliament.
“That wasn’t pinned down other than to say, ‘we’ll look after you, you do the right thing by us and we’ll look after you’,” Jackson said.
Williamson is at the centre of a NSW police investigation into the HSU’s east branch.
It’s alleged Williamson had a bag of documents with him when he was intercepted by police in a car park during a fraud squad raid on the union’s headquarters yesterday, according to AAP.
Jackson said the smear campaign against her and her family has been “unrelenting”.
“I was concerned there was serious systemic corruption in that union and as we’ve seen, it does exist,” Jackson said.
“I want to make sure what happens is we have an organisation that is run effectively and efficiently and not open to corruption and nepotism.”