Michael Kaine, National Secretary
Michael has been fighting for the rights of transport workers for over 20 years ...
In the first-ever prosecution of its kind, Qantas has been found guilty with criminal charges for targeting and standing down HSR Theo Seremetidis at the start of the pandemic.
This is a massive win for every worker in Australia.
Thanks to everyone who stood behind Theo who bravely fought against Australia’s worst corporate bully, Qantas.
The safety regulator’s prosecution of Qantas‘ success sends a clear sign about workplace health and safety across Australia – no employer has the right to discriminate against an HSR or discipline them for exercising their functions under the WHS Act.
HSRs exercising their powers and functions are a crucial part of maintaining a safe workplace.
Trained HSRs have the right to:
By standing down Theo, Qantas again showed its utter disregard for workers’ safety and their legal rights.
Transport workers are fighting for a fairer, safer industry. Join them today and secure your future.