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Factional games at play in health union’s call to sack Jenny Mikakos – The Age

If Lisa Fitzpatrick, of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, had called for the Health Minister to resign, she would probably have been clearing her desk by lunchtime. Instead, Daniel Andrews has backed her.

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In recent years the HWU, which claims about 14,000 members, has been home to a rogues gallery of Labor factional hacks and is up to its neck in often toxic internal party politics.
Health Workers Union Diana Asmar has called for Ms Mikakos to resign
The Right-faction HWU was aligned to former ALP powerbroker, now independent MP, Adem Somyurek, whose recent demise after an Age investigation into branch stacking weakened the HWU and its backers.
Ms Mikakos is a senior Left-faction minister, so …

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