Back in January 2014, we commented on UTS’s suspension of the NTEU Branch President Simon Wade and called on the UTS Management to be transparent in its handling of this matter.

On 23rd June 2014, The Australian reported that UTS sacked Mr Wade as an audiovisual technician on 8th May 2014. It was stated that UTS’s internal investigation had “proven dishonesty and fraud”. The case then went to the Federal Circuit court and on June 23rd, it was reported that the court rejected a plea for his reinstatement.

The Australian – Plea to reinstate UTS union leader Simon Wade rejected by court

On the 21st of August 2014, the NTEU announced that Simon Wade and UTS had reached a settlement and that “the parties have agreed that they will make no further public comments about the matter.”

NTEU: Resolution of Simon Wade’s adverse action case in Federal Court

Regrettably, transparency has eluded us once again and we will likely never know what really took place.

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