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AustraliaWorkers Union adds to call for Setka to go

03:25  16 june  2019
03:25  16 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

Anthony Albanese will seek to expel CFMEU secretary John Setka from Labor Party

Anthony Albanese will seek to expel CFMEU secretary John Setka from Labor Party Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese will ask his party to expel union leader John Setka.

The three largest unions have backed a call from the ACTU secretary Sally McManus for Victorian CFMMEU boss John Setka to resign. Their backing comes as a Labor MP has hinted Mr Setka 's refusal to go is straining the relationship between the political party and his Construction Forestry

The nation's three largest unions have backed the ACTU's call for Victorian construction union boss John Setka to resign for the good of the labour Their backing comes as a Labor MP has hinted Mr Setka 's refusal to go is straining the relationship between the political party and his Construction

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Yet another senior labour movement leader has called for controversial Victorian construction unionist John Setka to quit.

Australian Workers' Union national secretary Daniel Walton says he expects the CFMMEU 's national leadership team - who have so far been silent on Mr Setka's fate - are working through their organisation's processes to take action.

Mr Setka, who leads the Victorian branch of the construction union, is facing court later in June when he is expected to plead guilty to two criminal charges, including one of using a carriage service to harass a woman.

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The outcry over his leadership has grown louder in the past week after he was accused of telling union colleagues that anti-family violence campaigner Rosie Batty's advocacy had led to men having fewer rights.

ACTU secretary Sally McManus on Thursday demanded he resign as secretary of the Victorian CFMMEU branch and the leaders of the three largest unions - representing mainly feminised workforces - have followed suit.

Workers Union adds to call for Setka to go© AAP Image/Stefan Postles A senior union leader expects the construction union's national leadership is working through proper process to deal with embattled Victorian boss John Setka. Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese is moving to kick Mr Setka out of the party. The union boss has already had his membership suspended.

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Peter Dutton and Anthony Albanese have gone head-to-head on the Today Show this morning amid continued calls for defiant union boss John Setka to Today host Deb Knight reminded the Labor leader he was being personally attacked by trade unions after calling for CFMEU secretary John

Setka has not been accused of corruption or selling out his members. Instead, an orchestrated hue and cry has McManus thus directly contradicted Albanese’s allegation, but still declared that Setka had to go , because of “a He has also corralled workers behind the thoroughly pro-business Labor Party.

A Labor national executive meeting on July 5 will consider expelling him from the party.

While the CFMMEU's NSW and Victorian branches have publicly endorsed Mr Setka to stay on, its federal leaders are yet to comment.

Mr Walton said there were proper processes and he imagined the union's leadership didn't want to jeopardise that.

"In fairness for the CFMMEU and their leadership ... I would imagine right now that they're going through their internal processes to work out how this unfolds," he told Sky News on Sunday.

"But the reality is for trade unions these are elected positions, they are not appointed positions.

"I think the Australian people have rightly pointed out in recent times they don't like elected people suddenly being removed."

He said the trade union movement was "having its oxygen sucked from out of it" by having to spend so much time talking about Mr Setka instead of prosecuting the case for workers in the wake of the coalition's federal election win.

Albanese pushes ALP to expel CFMEU's Setka.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has called for the expulsion of union leader John Setka from the ALP, in a letter to the party's national secretary Noah Carroll.

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