The Australian Union movement is extremely concerned about the detention of Dr. Sean Turnell in Myanmar. Dr. Turnell is an active member of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and well-respected academic at Macquarie University.

The ACTU stands with the NTEU and is supporting their efforts to bring Dr. Turnell home to his family.

Quotes attributable to NTEU National President Alison Barnes:

“Sean is a much-loved member of his university and union, and on behalf of his colleagues and fellow union members, the NTEU calls for his immediate and unconditional release.”

Quotes attributable to ACTU President Michele O’Neil:

“The Australian union movement stands with Dr. Sean Turnell in solidarity and our thoughts are with him and his family. We join his union the NTEU in calling for his immediate release.”