John Setka, an Australian trade unionist, is the current Victorian State Secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining, and Energy Union (CFMEU) and General Division.
In 2019, Anthony Albanese, leader of the Australian Labor Party, proposed Setka’s expulsion from the party over his alleged comments against an anti-violence campaigner. Further, John Setka applied to the Supreme Court of Victoria to stop his removal from the labor party.
“Union leader John Setka has been accused of assaulting his wife, Emma Walters.”
John Setka, a union leader, is accused of attacking his wife, Emma Walters, in an alleged incident last week, prompting Ms. Walters to express concern for her safety.
Mr. Setka, the Victorian secretary of the CFMEU, turned aggressive following an argument on Wednesday night.
Ms. Walters, a high-profile lawyer, and mother of two alleges in a written statement to police, and repeatedly hit her head on a table, leaving her with a bruised forehead.
In 2019, Mr. Setka was convicted of harassing Ms. Walters and breaching court orders after more than 25 calls and 45 text messages in which he called her a “weak f—en piece of s**t” and a “treacherous Aussie f—en c—” and a “f—en dog”.
At the time, he resisted pressure from many in Labor and the union movement to resign from his CFMEU role.
In her statement to police about this week’s alleged assault – which has been seen by The Age – Ms. Walters says that she and Mr. Setka had “started having a verbal argument and it was getting very heated and aggressive. We were arguing about issues with our relationship”.
Ms. Walters said the couple was outside near a small table when Mr. Setka grabbed the back of her head.
“John was completely out of control. He slammed his head against the table around five times, according to the statement. “It was excruciatingly uncomfortable. John is far larger and stronger than me, and he has complete physical control over me. There’s nothing I can do but surrender to him when he loses his cool.”
“I have no knowledge of a Victorian Police report or any claims of an assault,” Mr. Setka, who has not been charged, said in a brief emailed response to The Age.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said: “Police are investigating following a report a woman was assaulted at an address in Footscray West on Wednesday night. As the investigation remains ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”
In her statement to police, Ms. Walters said the main injury from the alleged attack was to “the upper-right area of my forehead and there is a red bruise there now.”
Ms. Walters alleged that Mr. Setka had boasted about his connections. “He said, ‘don’t ever think the police are going to help you. They aren’t going to help you and I have contacts everywhere,” the statement said.
“‘I have contacts outside of the police and they will help me and will hurt you,” she alleged Mr. Setka had said.
In 2019, Mr. Setka was sentenced to a 12-month good behavior bond over the conviction for harassment, ordered to complete a men’s behavior change program, and pay $1000 to an Indigenous family violence group. A charge of recklessly causing injury was withdrawn after Ms. Walters was no longer a co-operative witness.
In a sworn statement from late 2018, former Fair Work commissioner Anne Gooley, a friend of Ms. Walters, described witnessing the abuse at that time.
“He became aggressive with his language when he was talking to [Emma],” Ms. Gooley’s statement said. “John is very tall, very big and he raises his voice and talks very harshly.”
John Setka, Date of Birth, Birthday, Family, what about his father, mother, where is he from? Early life
Born in Melbourne, Australia, John Setka was born on 1965 and is currently 58 years old of age. His birthday is marked as the 9th of September every year.
John Setka was born to a Croatian labourer Bob Setka. Bob was among the few labourers who survived West Gate Bridge collapse in 1970, a tragedy caused by improper structural design which killed 35 workers.
Setka began working as a labourer at the age of 19, where he began being involved with the trade union movement under the Builders Labourers Federation. While in the BLF, he was mentored by the Victorian state secretary of the union John Cummins.
There is no enough information about his family members.
Which school and college did he go to? What was his major?
Embattled construction union leader John Setka was educated at a local school in Victoria. He hasn’t disclosed much about his educational background.
John Setka Net worth, how much does he earn?
The Victorian State Secretary of CFMEU John Setka earns an average salary of over $526,292 per year. His net worth is speculated to be several thousand dollars.
However, the precise net worth figure is not disclosed. CFMEU has already been reportedly fined more than $1.4 million in 2019.
As it seems that he has earned enough money from his career, he was undoubtedly making a sizable wage and amassing a sizable net worth. Furthermore, his career was his primary source of revenue.
John Setka Wife, what about his chlidren?
Union boss John Setka is married to his wife Emma Walters for several years. Last January, Setka’s wife was arrested for speeding and for “drinking and driving”.The secretary of the Construction & General Division has a 29-year-old son named David. Setka and his wife also have two young children: Kate and Johnny.
Emma Walter is the spouse of John Setka, who is an Australian Trade Unionist, John Satka. Recently, Emma Walter has accused her husband of domestic violence, where he continuously hit her head on the table. Emma and John have been in the headlines for a few years now.
Emma Walter is a lawyer by profession. She is a high-profile lawyer. She previously worked in one of the Australian law firms named Slater and Gordon.
John Setka Career what is his profession?
Setka’s approach to industrial action has been controversial due to the “pervasive power of the CFMEU over construction companies”.In 2012, following criticisms, he unsuccessfully attempted to sue the then opposition leader Tony Abbott for “allegedly implying he is a union thug”.
In 2015, Setka encouraged workers within the Rail, Tram, and Bus Union to strike during the Australian Football League finals to “use finals fever to their advantage in their bitter industrial fight with Metro Trains and Yarra Trams”. The decision was criticized by Victorian Labor minister Jacinta Allan due to the strike’s impact on businesses.
At a Labor Party conference in 2018, Setka criticized the former prime minister Kevin Rudd stating “”he’s one of the worst f—-g Labor PMs we’ve ever had” as “he kept the ABCC and coercive powers and he wants to talk about workers and the trade union movement.
F—g s**t talker.”
In July 2019, Setka applied for an injunction to the Supreme Court of Victoria to stop the expulsion vote by the party, arguing that the Labor Party’s national executive does not have the power to expel him and that it should be a matter for the Victorian branch.
The injunction temporarily prevented him from being expelled from the party. The court responded in August 2019 that it could “not interfere with internal decisions of voluntary unincorporated associations” and “the motion to expel [Mr. Setka] from the ALP is not within the court’s jurisdiction”.
However, the court warned that the party’s national executive would need to be compliant with any state processes to expel a member. Setka attempted to appeal and overturn the Supreme Court’s refusal to block his expulsion from the party.
On 23 October 2019, Setka withdrew the appeal to the Supreme Court, and the Labor Party expelled him from the party later that day.
Is John Setka available on any kind of social media platform?
He was available on Facebook with the username “@John Setka” and he is also active on Twitter with the username “@CFMEUJohnSetka” with 10k followers.
John Setka’s Body Appearance Height, Weight
|Height||In feet: 5 Feet 8 Inches|
Meter: 1.72 m
|Weight||Pounds: 150 lbs|
Kilogram: 68 Kg
|Eye color||Dark brown|
Interesting facts about John Setkawhich you should be known about
|Age||55 years old|