Setka should go says NTEU

The National Tertiary Education Union wants union leader John Setka to resign

The NTEU says it “supports the statement made by (ACTU secretary) Sally McManus … in relation to Mr Setka.”

Ms McManus has called on Mr Setka, Victorian state secretary of the CFMEU, to resign. She says that if reports are correct that Mr Setka has stated he will plead guilty to charges of harassing a woman via a carriage service, “there is no place for perpetuators of domestic violence in leadership positions in our movement.”

A statement from NTEU federal officers yesterday backed Ms McManus, “the current focus of the media on issues surrounding Mr Setka impacts on the work all unions do towards ending domestic violence, ensuring safety at work, and improving the lives of workers.  It also provides ammunition to those seeking to further limit and constrain unions from properly representing workers.  … (the) NTEU joins other unions in supporting the call made by Sally McManus, in the interests of union members and delegates everywhere.”


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