More charges against ex-union boss

Sarah Motherwell
A former union boss has been granted bail after being charged with raping a woman.

A former union boss is expected to be charged with more offences over the alleged rape of a woman.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared briefly in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday where his lawyer Terry Fisher said he would fight the charge.

"It's really his word against the word of the complainant," Mr Fisher said.

The man was granted bail but remained in custody as police prepared to charge him with more offences arising from the same incident.

Mr Fisher confirmed the man would reappear in the same court on Wednesday for the new offences.

The man had previously been ordered to be tested for diseases and had his case adjourned to April 24.