Trade unionists strive every day for a society that is fair and equal, a society where people work and live in safety and where we treat others with dignity and respect.
We support the ACTU’s position that if any of the reported allegations against Victorian CFMMEU Secretary, John Setka are correct, he must resign.
United Voice further expresses concern about the alleged statements by Mr Setka that were reported in the media across the weekend.
We wish to state clearly that they do not reflect the values of the trade union movement.
United Voice sends a clear message to our members that we stand in solidarity with women who have been victims of violence and abuse, and we commit to advancing the values of respect towards women within our union and our movement.
Behaviours that demonstrate disrespect towards or discrimination against women have no place in our movement or in our society.
We applaud the work of Rosie Batty and congratulate her on her recognition as an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Signed by the United Voice National Executive