My revelations about the lies and inapproriate behaviour of self-confessed “union thug” Beven Hanlon, head of the Corrections union, have led to some of his colleagues telling me some very interesting tales about this low-life. They are really pissed off with this chump.
They are also unimpressed by the wannabe Labour candidate ambitions of this “thug”.
So they are talking to me. They say Beven thinks he is untouchable.
For example, it has come to light, and been confirmed by his employers, that the CANZ union used the in-house Corrections email system to distribute literature attacking asset sales to public servants.
“In September 2012 an email was circulated by a CANZ official to a number of Corrections staff regarding the citizens’ initiated referendum on asset sales. This was an inappropriate use of Department resources and as such a message was sent from Ray Smith to all staff to reinforce their responsibility to undertake all work in a politically neutral manner.”
So I asked if this was acceptable?
“No it wasn’t. The Department’s staff have an obligation to undertake their work in a politically neutral way. The Department Code of Conduct states that employees must be politically neutral in their work and able to “serve the current and future Governments of New Zealand to uphold and implement Corrections and Government policy.”
“This gave rise to an extended interaction with CANZ over acceptable use of the Department’s email system, including mediation under the auspices of the Employment Relations Service. A subsequent review of the Department’s standards for email access has restricted the use of group emails generally, and CANZ are no longer permitted to send group emails directly to Corrections staff.”
So Beven’s union has been banned from using internal systems. About time too.
If Beven wants to stand for Labour then he can resign his post as a Corrections officer.
But not before I reveal more about this charmer.
You see, Beven the thug has been getting sloppy.