Michael Kaine, National Secretary
Michael has been fighting for the rights of transport workers for over 20 years ...
Mike McNess joined the TWU as an Organiser in 1995 after working in the transport industry. Mike also sits on the Transport Industry Council, the peak body responsible for making recommendations to the Minister for Industrial Relations on commercial practices affecting owner drivers.
In 2013 Mike was appointed as a Senior Organiser, and in 2021 Mike was appointed to the National Committee of Management of the Transport Workers Union of Australia. Beyond the yard, Mike has spent significant time and effort lobbying to align national laws that will deliver safe rates across the transport industry, and represented the union internationally at the International Transport Forum Conference, which acts as the think tank for transport policy around the world.
With his knowledge and experience as Branch Secretary, Mike is passionate about continuing to fight for stronger outcomes for all transport workers across all industries.
Transport workers are fighting for a fairer, safer industry. Join them today and secure your future.