MEXICAN INVADERS: Police called in over Donnelly gate crashing at NUW Queensland

nuwwar22 A patriot informant from the north writes about the most recent developments within the National Union of Workers whose Melbourne based national office is determined to forcibly merge the union’s WA, SA and Queenland branches:

The Queensland Branch of the NUW had a Delegates training day yesterday at Trades & Labour Council building in Peel Street. At about 1030 am, Charlie Donnelly, Tim Kennedy and another NUW National Office official named Clayton Larkin arrived uninvited and demanded to speak to the 100 or so union delegates.The request was put to a vote among the delegates and Charlie and Co were told politely they were not welcome.

Not respecting the wishes of the delegates, Charlie lost it and he and his gate-crashers tried to push their way in to the room to hand out NUW ballot propaganda. Things got so unpleasant that police were called to remove Charlie and his boys from the training session.

The police arrived to crowd control the rabid Victorians, in full view of unionists from other outfits as well and Queensland ALP officers. What was particularly unsavoury was an irate Charlie Donnelly hurling abuse and his cohorts sending not-so-nice text messages to some of the delegates inside.

Added to Charlie’s woes is the fact that his own camp is starting to question the whole ballot. Some Victorian NUW officials have been contacting their interstate colleagues voicing disapproval of the whole idea and of Charlie’s dogmatic style.

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  1. tHE jOKER

    Oh Jesus!!! Charlie’s finally lost it!

    Quick call a medic….! A vet…!!! A proctologist…!!! Anyone!!!

    Charlie – grab a Bex and a ballot paper and have a good lie down!

  2. Beaver Moustache Man

    The cheese has certainly slipped off the cracker with this fuckwit Donnelly.How long are the other Victorians going to suffer the embarrassment?

  3. Novice

    This Donnelly guy is not a seasoned political operative like Shorton, that’s for sure. Poor Charlie just doesn’t get it.

  4. Lord Halifax

    Anger is never without an argument,but seldom with a good one.

  5. KOD

    Someone better tell this bloke that if you want a vote from someone, it pays to be nice.

    Maybe the NUW ballot should be about whether tosspot Charlie Donnelly gets to keep his job!

  6. vic nuwer

    Im ashamed of this Donnelly clown. I don’t pay my union fees for him and his goons to jet about the country stirring up fights.

    When’s the next election for NUW national secretary?

  7. Duke of Collingwood

    Dickhead Donnelly is nothing more than a shiver looking for a spine to run up.

  8. Low IQ Charlie

    I now Charlie very well, and the problem with Charlis is that he has a low iq and can’t string two words together coherantly. He’s not very bright. He was the dumb kid at school and was bullied, now he’s trying to take his vengeance out on the world by bullying others. ALL due to his own intellectual inadequacies.

  9. Anonymous

    Desperation is a stinky cologne

  10. tHE jOKER

    “Desperation is a stinky cologne”….hee hee

    That’s gold Jerry!

    I think what really stinks is the fact that a union boss cannot see that the union is owned by the members, not a spiv in a suit at Docklands.

    The very fact that this issue is up for a ballot means that the position of General Secretary at the NUW needs to be filled by someone who respects the membership.

    And that person ain’t Mr Donnelly.

  11. char lies

    Charlie is such good entertainment on this vexnews site maybe it’s time to dedicate a page just for him. We could call it the ‘vexmex’

    All those in favour say I

  12. queenslander

    charlie i was there you carried on like a tosser it was a bloody disgrace you and the other mexican hooligans should piss off back to the south . now read this you fellow nuw members in vic vote no and piss this idiot out of our union , he is making you all look like turds in a swimming pool .

  13. south aus

    queensland police 1 v nuw national office 0 , queenslander……queenslander .

  14. nuw member victoria

    who would vote yes to support this donnelly dickhead,come on vic members vote no no ,but vote yes for donnelly to go go.

  15. Close to the storm

    You blokes should look a little closer to all this stuff – like why is Donnelly so desperate to get his rule change up and control the cash flow of the states? Why is he doing things like going into other states to campaign? He is worried about losing because he knows that if he loses he will lose the genneral secretary job in 2 years.

    Take a closer look at the financial situation regarding the Docklands building. Scratch the surface and you’ll be surprised at what you’ll find.

    Also, look at who is pushing him along with this: Tim Kennedy and Antony Thow. Two men with a lot to gain if Donnelly fails.

  16. Protest Pete

    Fuckwit Donnelly went to a meeting last night at the pineapple hotel.All organised by his shining star in QLD Danni Shanahan.A grand total of 3 people turned up (well done danni,and you wanted to be secretary)Charlie was less than impressed and walked out of the pineapple hotel like he had a pineapple stuck up his arse.

  17. Dame Ophelia Cock

    I admire Charlie,I frankly confess it,and when his time comes I will buy a piece of the rope for a keepsake.

  18. tHE jOKER

    Juggernaught Donnelly does it again.

    Gee, maybe all those people who DIDN’T turn up at the Pineapple Hotel are all locked in to a Yes vote, Charlie…yeah….and pigs might fly out of my arse!

    If you want people to support you Charlie, try an agenda that doesn’t include F*CKING THEM OVER!

  19. pineapple pete

    wow for people who think the National Office has no support in QLD you sure seem to display alot of angst. If you are so sure of winning then calm down and keep the union united

  20. Anonymous

    screw u and your stupid union your are all a disgrace for having charilie as your president his a disgrace

  21. queenslander

    shanahan was pissed off to lucrf cos she couldnt organise a chook raffle let alone run a union,put this dumb bitch in the swimming pool with the rest of your victorian turds charlie.

  22. pharty pew

    cor imagine the pong, charlie and the rest of the turds can certainly let off some gas.

  23. Close to the storm

    Thow is starting to buckle under the pressure.

    For all you Vic Branch folks reading….ask your boss if his long term plans have changed.

    One other clue: Ask Richo where he’s been sending his resumes.

    Yes, it’s all leaking like a sieve

  24. Call the police

    What about my job? I have worked and been sacked by a few union,I have been in the left, joined the old guard, tried to rejoin the left (they rejected me) so now it’s the AWU but if they say no, perhaps I can do a Ronan Lee – cause after all it’s all about me

  25. Slut Guts

    If the yes case wins in QLD I will lose my job.

    Where else will I be paid 100K to drink coffee.

    Come on guys

    “my right not to work – worth voting for?”

  26. anon

    The rats are looking to jump from the good ship SS Docklands.

    Here’s a few clues:

    *Which NUW Nat office high flyer was seen having lunch with the competition this week – and why didn’t she order the salad?

    *Why are so many of the inner circle at Docklands suddenly looking a little worried? Is it the stats from the call centre?

    *Why are the NUW Assist call centre crew throwing in very dodgy comments directed at the reputations of the NO Vote leaders? Insinuating corruption over opposition to the alternate view is very risky business, especially when calls are being taped.

    *Who was the Victorian Official who said at a meeting this week,”Charlie Donnelly and Tim Kennedy wont be around to contest the next NUW election”?

    The SS Docklands is heading for an iceberg and nothing can stop it now.

  27. Protest Pete

    If a NO vote wins Fuckwit Donnelly would become a lame duck national secretary.He would have no support from the states(except knob jockey Thow),and no support of the members.A man with honour would resign in that situation.Unfortunatly honour is one thing that this fuckwit does not have.

  28. nuw member victoria

    im ashamed to be a member of the vic branch,no one wants to be swimming in a pool of turds with donnelly except thow and his pack of numb nuts he calls organisers,the lot of them are toothless,all run buy the three amigos donnelly kennedy and the thow.VOTE NO…..

  29. queenslander

    mate you can resign from the vic branch and join us.

  30. Iva Biggin

    Why are the nat office folks actively starting to turn on CD?

  31. Iva Biggin

    A lunchtime meeting last week….

    A resume sent off to a ival union…

    It all looks a bit grim down at Docklands.

    Captain Charlie is losing his grip on things

  32. TattMocks

    What was Clayton Larkin’s reason for going up to Qld with Charlie and Timmy? I hope it wasn’t to intimidate the members with a dimwitted mountain troll like him.

  33. Dame Ophelia Cock

    To see Donnelly fumbling with the rich and proud NUW is to experience all the horror of seeing a sevres vase in the hands of a chimpanzee.

  34. chairman mau

    That dickless Donnelly thinks he can eliminate the Queensland Branch, he has another think coming. I will stand shoulder to shoulder with Shanahan although should sleeps with a drugy and dog fucker we will defeat deadshit Donnelly. Fuck you Donnelly and all your Victorian dogs. Die in hell with your pommy wife!

  35. tHE jOKER

    Sweet Jesus on a stick….that last comment has a bit heavy!

    Anyway, I do agree with the “dickless Donnelly” comment.

    What is funny is that Charlie goes interstate to gate crash union meetings…going around offering organising jobs, speaking to huge crowds of 3 people etc when he should be looking in his own patch…very close to home, because the dude has some real issues brewing…kinda like a big turd after a night out on the turps…problems that are going to cause him to reevaluate his strategy…or lack of one.

    Someone is about to lay hot, smelly cable right in Docklands.

    hee heheh hoo hoo haaa haa

  36. WTF

    Wow r u guys ok? These comments r now getting weird & OTT.

    Charman Mau calm down, if u lose your job don’t worry – u can always go work for a senator or perhaps get a ministerial drivers job.

  37. WTF

    “im ashamed to be a member of the vic branch”
    Posted by nuw member victoria | February 15, 2009, 17:51

    “mate you can resign from the vic branch and join us.”
    Posted by queenslander | February 15, 2009, 17:53

    No you can’t!!! No wonder the QLD Union is in such a bad way if union officials don’t even understand the coverage laws. Go back to high school guys

  38. Beaver Moustache Man

    Wow WTF,you sound rel smart.Smart enough to be another Errol Flynn Donnelly knob jockey.Its a shame high school does`nt teach you how to be honest because maybe you could go back there and learn to be honest enough to tell your VIC members how your branch has lost 9000 members over the past 9 years.Now there is the REAL REASON Errol Flynn Donnelly needs the income and numbers from QLD and S.A.

  39. YES we can

    Beaver Moustache Man, y do u NO case hopers feel the need to be so stupid & agressive? Is it a case of “blog rage”?

  40. Fuckknuckle

    Not to mention their 30 million dollar taj mahal.The income from QLD and SA will do nicely to pay back LUCRF.

  41. Pineapple Pete

    Is that all the income coming from the 3000 financial members QLD has? Wow I have more people as facebook friends.

  42. Pineapple Pete

    Is that all the income coming from the 3000 financial members QLD has? I have more people as facebook friends.

  43. Fuckknuckle

    Actually 5000 members.It goes some way for the 9000 that VIC lost.Donnelly has to pay back LUCRF somehow.

  44. Lili Damita

    Errol Flynn Donnelly? Who is that? Is he my grandson?

  45. Pineapple Pete

    Was 7,000 when Paul Stafford ran it. 7,000 down to 5,000 looks like carelessness to me. Thats about 30% decline. You guys should get off here and go do your job

  46. charLies

    Charlie is a movie star

  47. You Shit Me

    Hay dickless Donnelly have look at this YOU ARE JUST FAILURE

    SO FUCK OFF TO TO THE ALP

  48. queenslander

    stafford was a sword nob jockey ,which part of the pineapple are you pete,dont bother we can guess.

  49. tHE jOKER

    If the National Office and the Melbourne boys are doing such a sterling job how come they are $514,224 in deficit and have had a growth DECLINE of 22%?

    Check these facts – go to the http://www.nuw.org.au check out the branch financial returns…..the facts speak for themselves.

    Victoria is the the red – and we want to give Donnelly, Thow, Kennedy and Richo MORE control?

    You guys are madder than ME!!!

  50. tHE jOKER

    In this issue if you look at the FACTS then the whole arguement of having a rule change falls into a screaming heap.

    Much the same as Charlie Donnelly’s career!

  51. tHE jOKER

    Let reiterate:

    V I C T O R I A:

    2 2 %

    D E C L I N E

    $5 1 4, 2 2 4

    IN

    D E F I C I T

  52. Q1

    Should the YES vote get up all those redundant union bosses can get jobs at LUCRF. They employ duds like the fagot Moran and drugie fucker shanahan. Just go to the qld lucrf and try and get help, office shut and no one knows anything. Problly all at that gay restraurant wildes fuckin each other up the rear.

  53. tHE jOKER

    Geez…do you kiss your mum with that mouth?

  54. tHE jOKER

    By the way did I mention……

    NUW VICTORIA:
    22% DECLINE IN MEMBERSHIP.

    $514,224 IN DEBT.

    So, what was the reason for the ballot again, Charlie??

  55. queenslander

    seen the vic branch financial statement,did you get a look at the lucrf directors,the three amigos are on it donnelly thow and kennedy ‘quick draw your money out and change funds’before they send you broke.they can change the area from docklands to brokelands.

  56. THE HORNY DUCK

    Now, now, now….I dont like this…
    ..and then I said, this ballot is UNAUSTRALIAN.

    That whats-a-name bloke Donnelly is just quaking in the wrong pond.

  57. south aus

    to the queenslander it allready is “BROKELANDS”

  58. pharty pew

    five hundred odd thousand in the red not bad,for the branch with the so called largest membership. what are they doing,”3000 miles to BROKELANDS”,enjoy the ride you vics.

  59. tHE jOKER

    If the National Office and the Melbourne boys are doing such a sterling job how come they are $514,224 in deficit and have had a growth DECLINE of 22%?

    Check these facts – go to the http://www.nuw.org.au check out the branch financial returns…..the facts speak for themselves.

    Victoria is the the red – and we want to give Donnelly, Thow, Kennedy and Richo MORE control?

    You guys are madder than ME!!!

  60. nuw member nsw

    nsw,’the no vote state’strong leadership and hardworking organisers,and a balance sheet in the black,a family of workers,fuck off donnelly you squib,what happened to your statement about uniting the union and building relationships belan gave you the chance and you dogged it.workers rights will allways win.

  61. vic member

    BELAN has more bottle than all of the vic mob put together,met him at the vic delos meeting.i cant stand by and see our union destroyed vote NO and support state rights.

  62. jack-in-the-box

    As a AMWU member i reckon its important not to get too tied upin personality cults. just look at the facts. in unions that have centralised control, members always lose. state branches keep national leaders honest and state branches compete and it makes a stronger union. look at AMWU – doug cameron made us weaker by going down a centralised path.

    my advice to you NUW members is to keep your state branches and get rid of your national office. a national secretary will always want more power and more cash.

    dont give in to them.

  63. Q1

    Hey jack-in-the-box, or should i say “jerk-in-your-box?

    Doug Cameron never made the amwu weaker members like you did. He is doing a great in the senate. Next you will be claiming he did someone over to get there.

  64. charLies

    Hey Q1

    Doug did do “someone over” to get there. Ask George Campbell numbnuts!

  65. Fuckknuckle

    ATTENTION ALL DUMB SUCKHOLE VICS.Anyone with half a brain knows that Thow and Curnoe have done a deal with Donnelly for full centralisation of the NUW.Full centralisation including Victoria.Thow needs Donnellys support for his Senate dream and (one term)Curnoe needs that elusive second term to get a parliamentary pension.You stupid suckhole fucks.

  66. Protest Pete.

    Curnoe to get a second term.Fuck,the ALP would be desparate to give that dipshit another chance.He could`nt win a root with a gold dick in a brothel.

  67. Fed up Vic.

    Esmond could`nt even make a bandy legged chinese girl like him.

  68. tHE jOKER

    Esmond couldn’t get laid in a monkey whorehouse with a bunch of bananas!

  69. tHE jOKER

    Sorry…that didn’t further this discussion one bit, but it was a funny line.

  70. Cane Toad.

    Hey Donnelly,when are you comming back up to Queensland?Your last visit was such a success.your star Danni Shannahan organised a whole 3 people.She`s very well supported.Please don`t bring the heavy Clayton Larkin,he scared us to much.

  71. Fuckknuckle.

    Cane Toad,you must be joking.Clayton Larkin could`nt knock a sick old mole off a pisspot.He probably just went along to pollish Donnelly`s knob.

  72. Fartin Fagula.

    Charlie,I hope you`ve done the numbers a bit better this time than when we tried to do Crean in.

  73. Greenie

    While the NUW implodes I wonder what its members think of the type of leadership that would push for an internal and distruptive ballot at a time when we are about to go into a recession.

    By the time Christmas comes around again many of the NUW who’ll vote will be out of jobs. So, why is the NUW National people not looking at ways that will help their members?

    The attitude shown by Charlie Donnelly is why people are not joining unions. They know union bosses are just after power and the members can go to buggery. Look at what Doug Cameron done with the Metals – it seems Donnelly wants to do the same thing with the NUW.

    You guys would be better served to turf this weasle.

  74. tHE jOKER

    Word of the harrassment of NUW QLD members is getting out. Apparently members are being called several times and harranged about how they will vote in the NUW ballot.

    This lack of respect of members is astounding. Firstly, calling people at all hours is just annoying, secondly using the NUW Assist call centre in Melbourne is a sordid use of the money of all NUW members.

    I wonder about all those National Office or Victorian NUW staff and officials reading this blog. Do you whince at the thought of the waste of members’ money? Do you have doubts as to the direction Donnelly, Thow and Kennedy are taking this union? Do you cringe at the thought of how our members must be feeling?

    I encourage you all to speak out and do the courageous thing. What is happening is ethically wrong. And if you dont speak out – then you are a part of it.

  75. :,-(

    Can any of the players in this tragi-comedy look in the mirror and say “I care for blue-collar workers, and it is not about me.” Cosgrove? Donnelly? No skeletons? Have you truly earned the calling to represent blue-collar workers? Nothing dodgy? Ever got the flick from another union? Now tell the truth, because we might know it, and be backed up by evidence.
    Plod on Stackers and Wackers members, stay true, you are the union, and truth will out.

  76. Giddy Up Gertrude

    hey y’all –

    I’m happy that Charlie is doing his bit to keep Telstra afloat!

    The amount of calls to us here in Queensland is amazing. They are obviously trying to give us all the shits so we just dont vote. No “no” vote is just as good as a “yes” vote for Chuckie.

    My suggestion: when NUW Assist calls, just start talking dirty.

  77. QUEENSLAND NUW

    How much more members money is going to be wasted by donnelly and his cohorts. Its about time they woke up to themselves. Flying around the country at members expense, Propaganda mail outs, Phone calls to members, Text messages, All at members expense. Isnt this enough alone to get rid of this CLOWN.

  78. QUEENSLAND NUW MEMBER

    Hey donnelly, if you so worried about the wrong information be given to the members, fill a space on this page so that every one can read your BULLSHIT!!!!!!

  79. QUEENSLAND MEMBER

    Just like a game of cricket.
    And Donnelly comes in to bowl….
    No Balls No Balls No Balls

  80. Beaver Moustache Man.

    Errol Flynn Donnelly does`nt care how much members money he spends for his own self gain.
    Look at his record.
    1.$260,000 to get Dennis Lennon
    out of the way.
    2.$250,000 to get Drago Illic out of the way.
    3.$560,000 to get Greg Sword out of the way.
    Thats over a million dollars of members money to buy himself the National Secretary job.
    So does anyone think he cares about wasting another million dollars on this stupid ballot.

  81. Beaver Moustache Man.

    Not to mention his ridiculous decision to build a 30 million dollar building at the docklands.Errol Flynn Donnelly, thats a real appropriate place to build a Union Office.
    Hey Queensland, why don`t you build a new office on the beach at Surfers Paradise. Hey N.S.W.,why don`t you build a new Office near the fuckin Opera House. Its only members money!
    Imagine if everyone had Errol Flynn (fuck everything)Donnelly`s attitude.

  82. tHE jOKER

    You go Beaver Moustache Man!!

  83. Golden Circle

    “The proposal would also effectively see the removal of elected officials in the named Branches part way through the terms of those officials.”

    What officials in QLD have been elected? They have all been appointed. They were not even NUW members before getting their jobs. Can’t wait to get rid of them.

  84. Batman

    Ah tHE jOKER, when will you learn that i always triumph over you!!!
    The Baterendumnator in the Batcave is telling me, that one of your co conspirators is helping out Commissioner Gorton!!!!
    Could it be Catwoman, The Riddler or maybe just maybe it’s Egghead.
    Tune in tomorrow, same battime, same bat channel.

  85. tHE jOKER

    Ah Bats…you may think you’ll win, but really you wont. You see, one thing you lack is the ability to go all the way. The difference between you and me is that I just dont give a fuck. I will do anything at my disposal, I don’t play by the rules and that’s something you should be very worried about.

  86. Mexican truth

    I feel sorry for all you guys up in Queensland. You haven’t even heard both sides of the story.
    Do you want to keep letting Cosgrove make all these changes behind closed doors without letting you guys have a say?
    How do you feel about having tens of thousands of union members money spent on getting a court injunction so that you’re not even allowed to vote on the changes?
    What about the fact that if the AUW offers Cosgrove a job he’s gonna take all the QLD membership over to them?
    What about Cosgrove supporting officials in the NUW that want to have QLD made a SUB-BRANCH of NSW?
    Yeah, go on, vote NO. Support Cosgrove. He’s saying that Victoria intends to take over QLD when he’s supporting NSW taking it over if a NO goes through. The branch will continue heading towards shit creek and towards closure if a the proposed changes are refused.
    Wake up to yourselves and look at both sides of the story before you go and vote.
    And what’s wrong with Mexicans? This just further confirms my suspicions that Queenslanders are all Bundagerg drinking, Aussie flag waving, red neck racists.
    Anyone beg to differ?

  87. : ) man

    Let’s look at the facts:
    When we talk about who is performing or not performing bear this in mind –
    NUW VICTORIA:
    22% DECLINE IN MEMBERSHIP.
    $514,224 IN DEBT.

    Qld has had an increase in membership and hasn’t that VIC debt level.

    NSW has a growing membership and is way ahead financially (check the public financials on the NUW wenbsite)

    Even SA has had a growth in membership.

    Now, lets talk about the injunction-
    The National Office tried to rush through the ballot without any real consultation AS PER THE NUW RULES.

    The injunction was not applied to stop the ballot, rather than adhere to the rules and allow time for RANK & FILE MEMBERS (remember them?) to make an INFORMED decision.

    So, what was the right thing to do? Try to force A DISCUSSION or just allow a walkover???

    Let’s talk about propriety –
    – Why did Charlie Donnelly and Tim Kennedy want to rush this thing through? Why did they not think it was a good thing for the rank & file members to have a bit of information of both sides the argument?
    – Why was no discussion at the National Council level initiated by Donnelly PRIOR to the actual moment of his proposing the rule change?
    – Why is the reason for the proposed rule change based upon lies? Look at the growth figures – they contradict the argument that Charlie is using for the need to abolish the smaller NUW Branches.
    – Why would NSW need a Sub-Branch? Besides that not being in line with the NUW constitution, why would NSW bother? It’s growth is fine as is it’s financial situation. NSW is steaming ahead with no need to latch onto anyone or anything.
    – Why keep referring to the dire predicament of the finacial situation of the smaller NUW Branches? Again let’s look at the VIC Branch decline and debt.
    – Why hasn’t Charlie Donnelly learnt to let go of his obsession over Queensland? Is it because he wanted Danni Shanahan to replace Mark Furner but didn’t get his way? Of course, if Shanahan was now the QLD Secretary, she would have done what Charlie wanted and handed over the QLD Branch. She had no relationship with the NUW QLD Branch at the time of Charlie’s push for her to take the top job.

    Now, we have NUW ASSIST being used to solicit “yes” votes among members in QLD & SA. Isn’t NUW ASSIST supposed to be for helping members with INDUSTRIAL support and information? Why is it now just a push-polling arm of Charlie Donnelly Inc?

    Yes, let’s have a discussion…but be aware the more that’s discussed the more this rule change proposal looks bad for members and the union.

  88. Fuckknuckle.

    Hey mexican truth,you must be another Donnelly knob jockey.
    Donnelly would`nt know the truth if you greased your knob with it and stuck it up his arse.
    Why has`nt he told members of VIC Branch 9000 member decline?
    Why wo`nt he tell members how much of their money he realy spent on his Docklands Taj Mahal?
    Why is he tellihg members the General Branch will be the same as the VIC and NSW Branch`s? VIC and NSW control their own funds,Donnelly will control General branch.Another lie.
    VIC members are not stupid and will eventually see through Donnelly`s lie`s.

  89. Batman

    My bat senses have been tingling!!!! could it have been Egghead on the phone today to Chief O’Hara? The bat bugs are saying that Egghead has done a deal to get a nice shiny Deputy’s badge, and the price? only 1000 nod’s of the head. Batlicious!!! i hope he’s informed you jOKER!!!
    Catwoman has decided that being awake for 100 hours in 5 days is not longer batceptible so she’s going to have a nap, KAPOW, Thwack.
    wonder if the riddler ia all riddled out???
    Tune in tomorrow same bat channel but maybe a different bat time!!!

  90. tHE jOKER

    Batman doesnt have “bat senses” you cock. It’s Spider-Man who has “spider sense” that tingles…I think the only thing that you have that tingles is your rectum after CD penetrates it.

  91. tHE jOKER

    …and come to think of it, it wouldn’t be much of a tingle with that pin-pricked little worm.

  92. :,-(

    What about the members? What do they think of this? Is this advancing their pay and conditions?

  93. Frank Sinatra

    YAWN – can’t you guys change the record???? and your obsession with anal sex is a bit disturbing. Perhaps you should all get out more.

  94. Pineapple Pete

    “What about the members? What do they think of this? Is this advancing their pay and conditions?”

    Posted by :,-( | February 22, 2009, 9:54

    I don’t know. Why don’t we ask them? Oh, hang on we are. We are having a ballot. I guess we will find out then what they think.

  95. Sammy Daivs Jr

    Dear Frank Sinatra,

    Well, it IS the NUW we’re discussing! Anal sex is part ‘n parcel of membership!

  96. Woolies Delo

    How much is the ballot costing the NUW?

    Anyone know?

  97. Fuckknuckle.

    Yes Pineapple Pete,the members from QLD and SA will show you and Donnelly what they think,one way or another.

  98. Loyal NUW Member.

    How much did the Docklands building really cost?
    Enough of the lies and bullshit.
    How much of members money was spent on this building?
    Has Donnelly actually disclosed this anywhere?
    If not,why not?

  99. :,-(

    My point Pineapple Pete, is that at he end of the day organisers and officials are just servants of the union of workers. Improve their pay and conditions, build the density, and stick by them. At the end of it all this has come down to being a wank off between Plankton and Patrick Star. All of the players are just a bunch of cartoon cutout nobodies.

  100. Pineapple Pete

    “All of the players are just a bunch of cartoon cutout nobodies.”

    Posted by :,-( | February 22, 2009, 17:43

    If you are talking about the nobodies in the QLD office I agree. I can’t comment on any other State’s official

  101. dunk 'em

    Can ANYONE answer the question of how much did the Docklands building cost?

  102. Pineapple Pete

    QLD members can’t wait for change & a real Union to emerge. The funny thing is members will not be stood over by people that have never done a days real work in their life. Our workplace will mostly vote yes. The Union needs a shake up.

  103. tHE jOKER

    Pete, do is it true that when you eat pineapple your semen carries the taste?

    How’s things at the call centre, bro?

  104. dunk 'em

    I’m still waiting for the amount it cost to build the NUW Docklands centre….it’d interesting to know.

    Another thing, what is the approximate cost of the ballot campaign and who pays for it?

  105. etnorb

    I agree with “:) man”, you people saying that the members of QLD, SA & WA state branches are going to vote for this take over by Donnelly & crew, should really read ALL the information, especially all the lies coming from his mouth (or bum?),& watch the members videos filmed in NSW by very concerned members from all over Australia. We must ALL vote NO if we all want to keep our own states identities, officials, monies & assets! Lets have a national ballot to get rid of Donnelly & his cronies, then watch them squeal!

  106. etnorb

    The NUW taj mahal cost any where between $11,000,000 & $30,000,000 depending on who is telling the story, either way it is a bloody lot of OUR money he has spent! Don’t forget with VIC losing about 20% of its members, they have to get the money from somewhere. Donnelly would’t be game to try & take over NSW, besides getting shot if he ever tried, the NSW Branch would gobble him up & spit him out in little pieces (a bit like he is already!) Good on you Derrick Belan, your State Branch Committee members, your State officials & all the NSW members for backing us smaller states in this stupid, unnecessary waste of the NUW Union’s members monies. I would have thought Donnelly & his cronies would have decided by now that there are much more important issues facing all of Australia (VIC bushfires, severe floods in QLD) that he should be devoting his time (& our money!) on assisting in these very tragic times for all Australians. But no! He wants to go on trying to destroy a proud, strong, Union (the NUW) for his own attempt at power!

  107. dunk 'em

    Who the hell authorised him to spend so much money?

    And why did he feel the need to get a new building then say the smaller NUW state branches are not pulling their weight?

    Where are priorities of Donnelly?

    Obviously not in the members’ best interests!

  108. Beaver Moustache Man.

    Errol Flynn Donnelly could`nt give a fuck how much of members money he spends on this stupid ballot or on his docklands Taj Mahal.He puts himself before the wellbeing of the Union and the members.The Docklands in Melbourne is the equivelent of Darling Harbour or Circular Quay in Sydney.To build a Union office there is a fucking disgrace.And while Errol Flynn Donnelly is busy fucking everything,his knob jockeys Thow ,Kennedy and Stevens sit back and say nothing.Would you all be so reckless if it was your own money being wasted on a stupid ballot that the affected States don`t want?I think not.

  109. sad

    hail the unions we wonder why people dont join joker your a wierd dude small man for shaw beaver dude your a queer just come out of the closet so you can live in peace pinapple pete get a life anyway or you union dudes are fucked up so get a grip looked after your members and stop this crap

  110. Pineapple Pete

    “Pete, do is it true that when you eat pineapple your semen carries the taste?” “How’s things at the call centre, bro?”
    Posted by tHE jOKER | February 23, 2009, 17:06

    I don’t know “bro” get on your knees and swallow. It seems to be what you like.

  111. vic member

    i work in a large warehouse in vic we were sold out by thow and his weakies, our shed will vote no,come on you vics your democratic rights are the same as the affected states loose that and it becomes a dictatorship.start looking close to home for the source of the problem.

  112. tHE jOKER

    awww pineapple pete…you shouldn’t say mean things, not when I know who you are..

  113. tHE jOKER

    …anyway, the ballot starts next monday and when it’s over we can really get down to business. That’s when the fun really starts.

  114. woolies member victoria

    we agree what is this madness,the members welfare is being lost in all of this.the donnelly power grab wont improve our wages and conditions.

  115. pharty pew

    cant you just smell the stench coming out of the national office of the nuw.being a victorian this makes me pewk,a little mole inside the vic branch told me that charlie asked the queensland branch not to sign people up in a certain industry because of his political relationship with another union.more will come to light,stay tuned.

  116. queenslander

    pharty while your at it,can you go and fart in the new building and watch the rats run out.

  117. YOU SHIT ME

    hay charlie if look on just political relatioship you kiss arse,
    on improve member’s wages you rat out with the boss,
    if you look on wasteing members’ money doing a good job on that
    500,000 and still in the red

  118. tHE jOKER

    NUW VICTORIA:
    22% DECLINE IN MEMBERSHIP.
    $514,224 IN DEBT.
    Good one Thowie….see what hanging around Charlie can do?

    And Charlie wants the NUW membership to vote up a rule change that’ll funnel the cash & assets to his new Dockland’s building…

    Now, THAT joke’s just not funny.

  119. tHE jOKER

    watch this…

  120. sad

    why are people so unkind

  121. Tel

    Sounds like Democracy and member involvement are in full operation and doing the job they were intended to do. There’s no problem here.

    Look, the unions in Aus had it pretty darn good for a lot of years. Now they have to put a bit of effort in, deliver some services, look mildly attractive to pick up members. Does em good to struggle, everyone else has been.

  122. aig

    charlie been ringing bosses for help in this ballot lets name a few chep super cheap auto woolies linfox and the list goes on once a bosses boy always a bosses boy hey charlie what did the building cost charlie how much did sword get charlie what is the vic alp stuff really about charlie are you on 10 boards charlie + alp president+alp national ex do you do any work im sure apra would like to know how you as lucrf chairman got them to buy half the new building while workers super goes down the tube you house yourself in that castle

  123. chesty bond

    using ted eff from bonds to do your dirty work too shame on you charlie

  124. tHE jOKER

    Please aig, use some fucking punctuation…the message is good but Jesus, are you scared of full-stops??? You obviously weren’t beaten by Nuns with rulers in primary school for bad grammar like I was…*sigh*…nuns with rulers…hmmm the good old days…

    Anyway, let’s get this straight:
    Charlie is a director on TEN boards AND he’s the President of the ALP in Victoria????

    So, is the NUW gig PART TIME?

    Isn’t the sign of a committed unionist a 100% effort to the cause?

    Anyway, wasn’t the publicised reason you got rid of Greg Sword was his over involvement with ALP activities??

    Maybe it’s time for you to go too Chuckie.

  125. Close to the storm

    Can anyone tell me why we are getting calls from National Offcie defaming the NO vote secretaries?

  126. anon

    Charlie Donnelly, in a last-minute sphincter-tightened lunge at victory, has hired “doorknockers” to visit NUW members in Brisbane to try and secure their vote for his rule change proposal.

    I wonder at what rate these poor buggers are being paid?

    Casuals, no doubt, from some dodgy marketing outfit.

    Isn’t it encouraging that a national leader of a union will stoop so low as to try to ram through an idea that will see no NUW member gain any benefit from.

    No wonder only 19% of the working population are members of unions.

    If Donnelly gets his way that figure will be far smaller.

  127. Beaver Moustache Man.

    Are the doorknockers that Errol Flynn Donnelly has got harassing members in Queensland members of the NUW?I bet they are not.They are probably scab casuals on minimum rates.Great fucking union man you are Errol Flynn Donnelly.Is it also true that you are on 10 boards Errol Flynn Donnelly?Again,great fucking union man you are Errol.
    Anyway ,those companys must have rocks in their heads to have Errol (fuck everything he touch`s )Flynn Donnelly on their board`s.

  128. Principal Position.

    When Donnelly pushed Sword aside to take the National Secretary job ,he said that Sword is not the man to unite the Branches and the PRINCIPAL POSITION is that he should go.

    When Pakula tried to oust Simon Crean and failed,Donnelly said that Pakula could no longer be VIC Branch State Secretary and the PRINCIPAL POSITION is that he should go.

    Well Charlie,you have totally disunited the NUW Branches and seperated Victoria from the other branches and will probably fail to oust all the Secretary`s from their elected positions.

    What is the PRINCIPAL POSITION for you to take Charlie?

    Only a VIC would know Donnelly said these things.Does it make you wonder,Charlie?

  129. jack-in-the-box

    Danni Shanahan, an employee of LUCRF superannuation has been doorknocking for Donnelly in Brisbane, driving to houses in the LUCRF car ON THE LUCRF PAY ROLL DURING BUSINESS HOURS.

    Nice to know how our Super money is being used.

  130. jack-in-the-box

    Danni Shanahan was the one Charlie Donnelly wanted as QLD Branch secretary after Mark Furner left…she didn’t get the job but Charlie got the shits and bunged on this ballot.

    The ballot should be known as the Battle For Brissy, ‘caus ethats what its all about

  131. jack-in-the-box

    By the way, there are photos of Shanahan door knocking – these will be passed on to the media.

  132. jack-in-the-box

    To all you Vic NUW Officials reading this…do you think it is ethical for Shanahan to be campaigning for Charlie on the payroll of LUCRF?

    If you do, then you are moral vacuums just like your boss.

    You people need to grow a backbone and speak out.

    If the ballot loses you do realise you will all marked with Charlie’s stink.

    And it will be a really bad career move.

    Because if you think this campaign has been full-on….

    Wait til you see the campaign that’s coming….

  133. Fuckknuckle.

    Danni Shanahan has to make amends to Dickhead Donnelly. After that magnificent effort to get 3 people to the meeting when Donnelly was in Brisbane.Fuck ,what a shining star you are Danni.

  134. Anonymous

    The National Office is responsible for the overall management and development of the Union. It is not really a branch, and has no actual members…just like the victorian branch will be soon

  135. tHE jOKER

    Message to Chris, Daniel and the rest of the NUW Assist crew:

    Lying to NUW members is bad.

    Calling to turn people off voting is bad.

    Calling NSW NUW members and saying you are calling from NSW is bad.

    Defaming NUW Branch Secretaries is bad.

    Bullying members, especially ladies and people from non-English speaking backgrounds is bad.

    Do you know what happens to you if you’re bad.

    You will when Charlie and Thow are gone…..

    Think of the future.

  136. tHE jOKER

    Oh, and Richo.

    We havent forgotten you, Westgate.

  137. anon

    In Queensland we are getting constant calls from NUW in Melbourne harrassing us. I cannot believe it has come to this.

    I have called NUW call centre to ask for my name to be taken off their list and was told they cannot do it unless I resign. As I told them I would be voting no they basically said for me to resign today.

  138. thanks for the truth

    change or die
    die waiting for change

  139. : ) man

    Where’s Richo?

    I know – putting out his resume to other unions

  140. : ) man

    When we talk about who is performing or not performing bear this in mind –
    NUW VICTORIA:
    22% DECLINE IN MEMBERSHIP.
    $514,224 IN DEBT.

    Qld has had an increase in membership and hasn’t that VIC debt level.

    NSW has a growing membership and is way ahead financially (check the public financials on the NUW wenbsite)

    Even SA has had a growth in membership.

    Now, lets talk about the injunction-
    The National Office tried to rush through the ballot without any real consultation AS PER THE NUW RULES.

    The injunction was not applied to stop the ballot, rather than adhere to the rules and allow time for RANK & FILE MEMBERS (remember them?) to make an INFORMED decision.

    So, what was the right thing to do? Try to force A DISCUSSION or just allow a walkover???

    Let’s talk about propriety –
    – Why did Charlie Donnelly and Tim Kennedy want to rush this thing through? Why did they not think it was a good thing for the rank & file members to have a bit of information of both sides the argument?
    – Why was no discussion at the National Council level initiated by Donnelly PRIOR to the actual moment of his proposing the rule change?
    – Why is the reason for the proposed rule change based upon lies? Look at the growth figures – they contradict the argument that Charlie is using for the need to abolish the smaller NUW Branches.
    – Why would NSW need a Sub-Branch? Besides that not being in line with the NUW constitution, why would NSW bother? It’s growth is fine as is it’s financial situation. NSW is steaming ahead with no need to latch onto anyone or anything.
    – Why keep referring to the dire predicament of the finacial situation of the smaller NUW Branches? Again let’s look at the VIC Branch decline and debt.
    – Why hasn’t Charlie Donnelly learnt to let go of his obsession over Queensland? Is it because he wanted Danni Shanahan to replace Mark Furner but didn’t get his way? Of course, if Shanahan was now the QLD Secretary, she would have done what Charlie wanted and handed over the QLD Branch. She had no relationship with the NUW QLD Branch at the time of Charlie’s push for her to take the top job.

    Now, we have NUW ASSIST being used to solicit “yes” votes among members in QLD & SA. Isn’t NUW ASSIST supposed to be for helping members with INDUSTRIAL support and information? Why is it now just a push-polling arm of Charlie Donnelly Inc?

    Yes, let’s have a discussion…but be aware the more that’s discussed the more this rule change proposal looks bad for members and the union.

  141. the thinking victorian

    how would we feel if the other states were trying to close our branch down.pissed off would come to mind,fellow victorians let the states have their branches VOTE NO we may need their help one day.

  142. woolies member victoria

    we agree mate we have friends in nsw and queensland they are allways ready to help us vics mateship goes a long way support the no vote.

  143. naughtynaughty

    Join the Dots

    1. The National Secretary Charlie Donnelly sits on the LUCRF Superannuation Board (one of seven boards) as a paid director.

    2. The Employee Relations Manager of Pacific Brands that sacked 1850 workers across seven sites this week also sits on the LUCRF Superannuation Board as a paid director.

    3. Pacific Brands this week in QLD has put out an Employee Announcement to their Warehouse workers that they would not be negotiating with the QLD branch of the NUW as they did not recognise their right as a registered union.

    4. Pacific Brands Employee Relations Manager Mr Ted Eftiamidis attended the NUW National Secretary’s ‘fundraiser’ late last year in Victoria.

    5. LUCRF paid staff are ringing workers and door knocking in QLD to campaign for a yes vote for the National Secretary in the upcoming ballot.

    6. The LUCRF staffer just also happens to be the ‘preferred’ choice as QLD Branch Secretary but was unsuccessful to the much more adept John Cosgrove who is now the main target in the National takeover of NUW branches in QLD SA & WA.

    If you are reading this and you are a Victorian, how long are Vic members going to put up with being treated like imbeciles by these not so clever incompetents in Vic?

    Still think this ballot is about building a stronger union do we?

    VOTE NO in the ballot before Victoria disappears up their own arse.

    Post your comments at http://www.handsoffourunion.com

  144. anon

    Donnelly’s connection to big business should be seen as unacceptable.

    What’s wrong with you NUW people? If that happened in my union we’d string the bastard up.

    Get some guts NUW members. Ditch this fuckwit

  145. victorian organiser

    we want you other states to win this ballot. charlie and thow have lost the plot on this one. their obsessed saying belan out smarted them in sa and qld.they think they can control him if they win this.they need nsw for their political plans.even us vic like having derek around it stops charlie and his gang from total control.god help us if they get that

  146. anon

    what crap.

    we all know thredgold and cosgrve couldnt get dressed in the morning without speaking to that retard belan.
    belan is the puppeteer. look at the anti-yes campaign. run out of granvill by belans bunch of creeps.
    belan runs nsw like it his own property. if no gets up his brother nick will be running queensland and one of his other loonies will be running s.a.
    cosgrove is running around like a rabbit in the headlights. belan is using them all to run as general secretary in 2011 against donnelly. donnelly knows, kennedy knows, we all know.
    cosgrove is being taking for a fool and he doesnt even know it.
    poor sap.
    that crook from nsw will roll cosgrove like snakeeyes.

  147. anon

    and if belans boys think they’re clever with the shit on hands off – you’ll all lose your houses in the defamation case you saps

  148. nsw woolies member

    anon thats a good name for a fuckwit.

  149. sa member

    Anon

    The elections for the NUW are in 2010 you uninformed clown.

  150. Beaver Moustache Man.

    Anon, sounds like you and some others are getting a little upset.

    Are you also gettihg upset, Errol Flynn Donnelly? Don`t start pointing the finger at others Errol, it was you that created this situation.
    Since when is it defamation to point out the truth?

    Did Donnelly use millions of members money to build an office at Docklands? Yes.
    Has VIC Branch lost 9000 members in 9 years? yes.
    Does Pacific Brands HR Manager sit on LUCRF Board with Donnelly? Yes.
    Does Donnelly sit on 8 other boards? Yes.
    Did VIC Branch post a half million dollar deficit? Yes.
    Errol and Anon, the truth always hurts.

  151. naughtynaughty

    anon…could it be ‘a non’ unionist or perhaps ‘a nong’!

    More like an uniformed brown nose who can’t handle the truth.

  152. tHE jOKER

    Well now it all begins…and there’s just one thing I would like to say:

    V I C T O R I A:

    2 2 %

    D E C L I N E

    $5 1 4, 2 2 4

    IN

    D E F I C I T

    Think about that before you cast a vote NUW people. Do you really want “Team Donnelly” screwing up the country’s greatest union like they have done in Victoria???

    Tick NO and let’s put this nonsense to bed.

  153. Beaver Moustache Man.

    Hey jOKER,”Team Errol Flynn Donnelly” fucking the great NUW! Please don`t put that horible thought in my head.

    When they circumcised Errol Flynn Donnelly,they threw away the wrong bit.

  154. tHE jOKER

    That circumcision must have been micro-surgery, B M M!

    I can’t wait to get the ballot paper. I can’t wait to tick this stupid idea off to oblivion so we can get back to the real task at hand – protecting NUW members.

  155. Dr Chong

    That circumcision may have been micro-surgery but it looked very big on my screen.

  156. tHE jOKER

    Dear Dr,

    I was circumsised but I still have my foreskin…Im currently using it as a fanbelt in my car.

    Doctor, is there any cure for a man with his head stuck in an arse…?

    In Victoria there is a bloke called Antony with his head stuck in the arse of a bloke called Charlie….meanwhile, a bloke called Tim has HIS head stuck in Charlie’s sphincter…it’s daisy chain of ugly.

    By the way, a man named Richo would love to stick his head in ANYONE’S arse but there’s no room!

  157. Fuckknuckle.

    That is one fucking ugly daisy chain, but be carefull here. Donnelly has no sense of humour. He is, after all, leading a National Office that is to humour what Ronald McDonald is to cordon-bleu cooking.

  158. Ben Dover.

    Anybody know Antony`s or Charlie`s number? I`m always up for a good daisy chain.

  159. Phil McCrackin

    Oh Yes!!!!

    Do me bad fellas!

  160. tHE jOKER

    Lot’s of people here want us to accept “yes”…..now let’s have a think about that…..

    Did Donnelly use millions of members money to build an office at Docklands?
    Yes.
    Has VIC Branch lost 9000 members in 9 years?
    Yes.
    Does Pacific Brands HR Manager sit on LUCRF Board with Donnelly?
    Yes.
    Does Donnelly sit on 8 other boards?
    Yes.
    Did VIC Branch post a half million dollar deficit?
    Yes.

    V I C T O R I A:

    2 2 %

    D E C L I N E?
    YES.

    $5 1 4, 2 2 4

    IN

    D E F I C I T?
    YES.

    Will I support the Charlie Donnelly rule change?

    NO.

  161. Beaver Moustache Man.

    Donnelly, Kennedy and Thow. Three ambitious, anxious dwarfs trying to grill a whale.

  162. tHE jOKER

    “Donnelly, Kennedy and Thow. Three ambitious, anxious dwarfs trying to grill a whale”.

    ha ha ha ha oh man..that’s priceless. I think I just peed my pants…ha hah hahah ahhaha

  163. tHE jOKER

    By the way..I called NUW Assist today…I wanted some advice. I wanted to ask if I should scrunch or fold the Vote Yes material from Charlie when I wipe my arse on it…of course, bloody NUW Assist had me on hold for 15 minutes so I hung up.

    It’s so hard to find good help these days!

  164. clunky

    I know who you are Joker. Do your workmates know about what you were doing in the late 1990s???

  165. tHE jOKER

    Some do Clunky….and I’m not bothered by doing the right thing. Are you?

    I think you’re just shitty because I must have turned you down once…..I know being rejected by me must have hurt but you have to get over it.

    You must have been mighty ugly back then, coz I was shagging anything with a pulse back then 😉

  166. tHE jOKER

    …and if you are who I think you are…yeah, you WERE as ugly as a hat full of arseholes.

  167. Ozzie

    tHE jOKER.
    you are full of shit and have no idea what your talking about.
    I rang NUW assist and got straight through.
    I think your one of these money suckers who are just taking money from the members and lining your pockets like the rest of your counter parts. Thats why your scared of this ballot going ahead as your free rein with members money will come to an end.

    GO CHARLIE

  168. Ozzie

    charlie i was there you carried on like a tosser it was a bloody disgrace you and the other mexican hooligans should piss off back to the south . now read this you fellow nuw members in vic vote no and piss this idiot out of our union , he is making you all look like turds in a swimming pool .
    Posted by queenslander

    I have seen the finances of vic NUW and i assure you,you people need to get your facts right before you post what you know nothing about.

    And i have spoken to QLD delegates as well and they are telling us that they are getting screwed in a big way by there branch.

  169. Ozzie

    #

    I know who you are Joker. Do your workmates know about what you were doing in the late 1990s???

    Posted by clunky | March 4, 2009, 20:36

    C,mon let us all know what he was doing

  170. tHE jOKER

    Ozzie – read the finacial reports on the NUW website
    http://www.nuw.org.au
    Look at the Victorian one and it will show Vic is in the red to a tune of half a million dollars.

    By the way, this afternoon I called NUW Assist and I DID get thru – only after 5 minutes – and I spoke to a bloke named Michael. I wanted to register my disgust at the deceptive material sent to all NSW NUW members and poor old Michael had an issue as to why I though sending misleading electoral material was a problem. Poor old Michael seemed to have a lack of ethics on the issue….much the same as his boss I guess.

    No, Ozzie, I must admit I dont take money out of members pockets. Im actually a member myself. I just get sick of the spending of members money on unnescessary ballots, PR companies and useless services like NUW Assist…and also the huge paypackets of people like Charlie Donnelly, who, if we look at the many closures that have occurred under his watch and the hopeless Federal agreements his signature adorns, is well and truly overpaid.

    As to what I was doing in the 1990s. Well, I was helping people just like you.

    Now scoot off and take that first step in living a worthwhile life – being a stooge for Charlei Donnelly must be a demeaning way to live, son.

  171. tHE jOKER

    One final thing Ozzie.

    Your grammar is appalling. I really hate porr grammar. It makes me want to disembowel someone.

  172. tHE jOKER

    …and yes…I spelt poor like that on purpose, but the irony would be lost on you.

  173. tHE jOKER

    V I C T O R I A:

    2 2 %

    D E C L I N E

    $5 1 4, 2 2 4

    IN

    D E F I C I T

  174. tHE jOKER

    The post card sent to NSW NUW members on Monday had, “Vote Yes to protect your jobs in NSW”.

    The outcome of the ballot will have no bearing on NSW. So, this slogan is misleading, deceptive and a clear indicator that Donnelly has lost the moral argument in this debate. Openly lying to cause confusion, while using NUW members’ money to do it, is an act of a desperate man.

    Even if he wins the ballot, Charlie has lost the war.

    In 2011 the reign of Mr Donnelly will come to a shuddering end, if not before that.

  175. Beaver Moustache Man.

    Errol Flynn Donnelly knows nothing and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

  176. Proud and Loud

    Hey anon, oops I mean Clayton. You can talk! If you follow Charlie’s instructions you will become assistant branch secretary for Qld! Who’s the puppet?

    HMMM

  177. naughtynaughty

    The cost of this ballot is just one example of this never ever being about building a stronger union. Can you imagine how much all the states would have benefited by putting the money wasted in this ballot into a real sophisticated organising plan across the entire union. Not only would have the smaller states gained from some real national office support but the largest declining state (Victoria) also could have gained some much needed focus on rebuilding their 9000 lost membership over the past six years. Speaking of real organising plans, can anyone tell me the last time the National Secretary actually delivered some real gains for NUW members at any site? You only have to do some basic research on Charlie Donnelly and the only thing you find is him talking to members in company announced closures or where companies have gone bust with workers entitlements. Minister for job security right? Wrong! Minister for workers misery and loss. I sincerely hope that ignorance and stupidity is not the winner in this ballot. It will be if the yes votes succeeds!

  178. Unity Destroyed.

    What the Victorians are failing to see is that there can be no winners here.

    For example, if the yes vote wins by 60% to 40%, what good is that if many of the 40% walk away from the NUW?

    I hope that does not happen, but if it does, lets hope the people who started this have the honour and decency to also walk away.

  179. tHE jOKER

    The ballot is the start of a period of disunity and instability that will one settle when Donnelly goes.

    If the YES camp are successful there will be a membership drop off, immediately and gradually when member in SA, QLD & WA start to realise their support is call-centre based.

    Whatever the outcome, it is the beginning of the end of Charlie Donnelly’s career with the NUW. He will try to secure a upper house seat in the Victorian Parliament so he’ll be right and he’ll probably wrangle a massive golden handshake from the union, but at least we’ll be free of a general secretary who is more comfortable dealing with bosses than workers and who is more attuned to corporate Australia than blue-collar Australia.

    The important thing is to hose out all the shit who have been behind Donnelly on this – the likes of Tim Kennedy, Antony Thow, Antonia Parkes, Paul Richardson, Clayton Larkin – all those stooges that think NUW members are their for them and not the other way around.

    Oh, and all those NUW Assist flunkies…you’ll have to get real jobs.

  180. Anonymous

    Ozzie – read the finacial reports on the NUW website.

    Posted by tHE jOKER | March 5, 2009, 22:41

    Don’t need to read it as i have seen the real thing.

    And if picking up on my grammer is the best you got well you need to get out more.

    Your NSW counterpart(secretary) has endorsed this ballot whole heartedly. Heard it from his own mouth.

    As for clayton, why would he need to fly to QLD to deliver membership forms to the delegate there. What have the organizers up there been doing. It’s called siphoning or lining there pockets or anything else you want to call it.

    Most of these posts seem to be coming from you too joker, got something to hide.

  181. tHE jOKER

    The NSW Secretary, Derrick Belan has never endorsed this ballot. That’s why he’s fighting tooth & nail against it. He has been vocal advocating a NO vote because he sees what this issue is all about – control of the cash flow of smaller branches.

    So, Anonymous, you’re just being silly and you really don’t have any credibility.

  182. Anonymous

    Cash flow what cash flow. SA has nothing QLD is milking it and WA have bugger all.

    The funds are not going where there suppose to be going.

    You can check this one out too if you like.
    In QLD a neighbour of one the organisers wanted a job so they gave her a job and title, where do you think the money is coming from, your funds and she is only 19 years old and knows nothing about unions. So don’t tell me it’s about cash flow of course it is because they are sick of it being milked away. That why those guys want a NO vote so they can keep using the funds for anything but the members.

    And why did an organizer have to go interstate to give membership cards to a factory in QLD why didn’t there organizer do it ?

  183. Proud and Loud

    Anonymous do you actually believe the crap you wrote? If you do, you are a true puppett of Charlie and would believe anything! How high did Charlie tell you to jump?

  184. Proud and Loud

    Also anonymous, why did Clayton Larkin go to Brisbane and sit there for two days canvasing sites, without the knowledge of the Qld branch? He will admit he was there. Is this the future of our union? Is deception and secretacy the future?

  185. Proud and Loud

    Ozzie 500k in the minus is great figues for Vic. How come the rest of us had profits? Get your figures right! Check the branch statements again on the NUW website!

  186. Proud and Loud

    Hey boys this is an article written about me. Hope you enjoy. Sorry they got my name back the front.

    Bloody yanks

    http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/comedy/articles/2009/03/05/dressing_a_comedian_loud_and_proud/

  187. tHE jOKER

    Lot’s of people here want us to accept “yes”…..now let’s have a think about that…..

    Did Donnelly use millions of members money to build an office at Docklands?
    Yes.
    Has VIC Branch lost 9000 members in 9 years?
    Yes.
    Does Pacific Brands HR Manager sit on LUCRF Board with Donnelly?
    Yes.
    Does Donnelly sit on 8 other boards?
    Yes.
    Did VIC Branch post a half million dollar deficit?
    Yes.

    V I C T O R I A:

    2 2 %

    D E C L I N E?
    YES.

    $5 1 4, 2 2 4

    IN

    D E F I C I T?
    YES.

    Will I support the Charlie Donnelly rule change?

    NO.

  188. tHE jOKER

    Fiction writing is great, you can make up almost anything.

  189. tHE jOKER

    That last comment was not mine – unfortunately some liar is posting in other peoples name. The administrator will be able to verify the location of those posting and should remove those posts that are wrongly attributed to other people.

  190. tHE jOKER

    That last comment was not mine. I make no comment other than “let then eat cake”

    I am the real tHE jOKER

  191. tHE jOKER

    Sorry, let THEM eat cake

  192. Get Real

    For fuck sake – Qld has a 20 yr old admin assistant who processes the membership… call an inquiry!

  193. tHE jOKER THE REAL ONE

    Lot’s of people here want us to accept “yes”…..now let’s have a think about that…..

    Did Donnelly use millions of members money to build an office at Docklands?
    Yes.
    Has VIC Branch lost 9000 members in 9 years?
    Yes.
    Does Pacific Brands HR Manager sit on LUCRF Board with Donnelly?
    Yes.
    Does Donnelly sit on 8 other boards?
    Yes.
    Did VIC Branch post a half million dollar deficit?
    Yes.

    V I C T O R I A:

    2 2 %

    D E C L I N E?
    YES.

    $5 1 4, 2 2 4

    IN

    D E F I C I T?
    YES.

    Will I support the Charlie Donnelly rule change?

    NO.

  194. tHE jOKER THE REAL ONE

    Last week “naughtynaughty” put up a post that makes a lot of sense:

    Join the Dots

    1. The National Secretary Charlie Donnelly sits on the LUCRF Superannuation Board (one of seven boards) as a paid director.

    2. The Employee Relations Manager of Pacific Brands that sacked 1850 workers across seven sites also sits on the LUCRF Superannuation Board as a paid director.

    3. Pacific Brands this week in QLD has put out an Employee Announcement to their Warehouse workers that they would not be negotiating with the QLD branch of the NUW as they did not recognise their right as a registered union.

    4. Pacific Brands Employee Relations Manager Mr Ted Eftiamidis attended the NUW National Secretary’s ‘fundraiser’ late last year in Victoria.

    5. LUCRF paid staff are ringing workers and door knocking in QLD to campaign for a yes vote for the National Secretary in the upcoming ballot.

    6. The LUCRF staffer just also happens to be the ‘preferred’ choice as QLD Branch Secretary but was unsuccessful to the much more adept John Cosgrove who is now the main target in the National takeover of NUW branches in QLD SA & WA.

    If you are reading this and you are a Victorian, how long are Vic members going to put up with being treated like imbeciles by these not so clever incompetents in Vic?

    Still think this ballot is about building a stronger union do we?

    VOTE NO in the ballot before Victoria disappears up their own arse.

    Post your comments at http://www.handsoffourunion.com

  195. I like cake.

    I like cake, I do, I just fucking like cake. I like it as much as Jonathon likes sucking on his bong. I like it as much as Richo likes bossing nerdy call centre boys around.
    I just like cake, even as much as Danni playing knob jockey, even as much as Antony going to N.Z to visit Karen, I just like cake.
    I like cake as much as Clayton likes burying his face in Charlies arse, even as much as Esmond likes Asians. I just like cake.
    Even as much as Charlie and Tim like playing politics,- oops , hang on, ther`re not likeing that very much at the moment. But anyway, I JUST ****ING LIKE CAKE.

  196. tHE jOKER

    THE push to make the song I Am Australian the national anthem has been renewed after its emotional rendition at the national day of mourning for bushfire victims.

    I think the NUW should support this

  197. tHE jOKER votes YES

    For fuck sake – Qld has a 20 yr old admin assistant who processes the membership… call an inquiry!

    How true is this as you will see i had posted this up further in one of my comments.

    you need to face facts and just get on board with the yes vote.

    And the Vic branch didn’t build a new office so i have no idea where you got that from.

    Also how’s the weather in NSW where your from 😉

    Has VIC Branch lost 9000 members in 9 years?
    Yes.

    You keep posting this and your other silly innuendo comments.

    You might want to check again and get your facts right first before you comment on something you know nothing about.

  198. naughtynaughty

    Well tell us what you think Vic has lost in terms of membership fwit. If you knew you would have said it and try using your own identity. As for 20 yr old admin assistant comment, do you discriminate on the basis of age as well do you?

    You sound like a nice piece of work, no wonder Vic membership is disappearing faster than you can say charlie 2010!

  199. Fuckknuckle.

    To tHE jOKER votes YES, you`re so fucking dumb you can`t even come up with your own original name for this blog.
    If the VIC Branch and National Office didn`t build a new office then whats the building at the docklands, a fucking mirage?
    At least you agree that the VIC Branch has lost 9000 members in 9 years. Kind of makes it hypocritical what they are saying about the other Branches.

  200. Punter

    Looking through all this, I can’t believe some of you No people can get off on this.

    The No bloggers will here by be known as “No mo’s”, quite fitting as the Mardi Gras is in full swing in sin city.
    It was reported that Derek, John, Nick and Joe took part in the parade with a selection of the wierdos they employ in the NSW double decker bus as their float.

    I heard they were dressed as the village people.

    It was also reported that Derek has been working on stacking his end of the vote with the “Dykes on Bikes”. So an appearance was needed. That explains the leather chaps and the shiny new bike.

    He is very good at supporting “alternative groups” of the community. Take NUWQ, it’s like the Munsters and the Adams family were breeding.
    Can anyone guess whos who??

  201. hairy fairy

    How sad now even the poor gays are coping a serve.Why dont you vics just admit you fuck this up because you dont have the balls to stand up to charlie sad really.How you can look in the mirror and call yourselfs unionist.I think weak,useless,shit suits you better.when are you blue collar boys going to stand up to the academic dogs running the show vic nuw union organisers stand up now before its to late

  202. tHE jOKER - THE REAL ONE

    Lot’s of people here want us to accept “yes”…..now let’s have a think about that…..

    Did Donnelly use millions of members money to build an office at Docklands?
    Yes.
    Has VIC Branch lost 9000 members in 9 years?
    Yes.
    Does Pacific Brands HR Manager sit on LUCRF Board with Donnelly?
    Yes.
    Does Donnelly sit on 8 other boards?
    Yes.
    Did VIC Branch post a half million dollar deficit?
    Yes.

    V I C T O R I A:

    2 2 %

    D E C L I N E?
    YES.

    $5 1 4, 2 2 4

    IN

    D E F I C I T?
    YES.

    Will I support the Charlie Donnelly rule change?

    NO.

  203. tHE jOKER - THE REAL ONE

    By the way – any postings from my old handle “tHE jOKER” are not mine. Some spineless Donnelly stooge is posting using others’ names. Typical really, notan original idea among them.

    Still, the ballot contines this week, and on the 23rd we’ll see Charlie Donnelly’s proposal AND his union career come to a halt.

    His resignation upon losing this ballot would be appropriate to start a process of healing, and also as a consession that his ideals and his lack of union values in his position are untenable.

    Likewise, the many stooges, the appalling YES voter advocates who’ve spread their bile here and on other blogs need to pack up and look at other options.

    The Donnelly / Kennedy / Thow leader triangle must now be dismantled and put in the past. Call centre unionism has not practical place in a blue collar union. It’s a faddish nonsense that was thought up as a way of reaping the membership information from other state branches.

    Next time someone talks about “the future” of the NUW, I hope that future reflects that the union belongs to its members, and no careerist “professional” union types need push otherwise.

    For those few that havent voted yet and who read this as fair dinkum members, make your decision on hte basis of your ownership of the NUW. You guys own the show – take control – steer it along – and keep it in the hands of all members and not a bunch of suits in an overpriced office in Docklands in Melbourne.

  204. Labor 2 a T

    I think I’ve been wrong with all this. I was promised a job but now I hear I aint getting it so Charlie can get fucked.

    VOTE NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  205. Anonymous

    #

    Well tell us what you think Vic has lost in terms of membership fwit. If you knew you would have said it and try using your own identity. As for 20 yr old admin assistant comment, do you discriminate on the basis of age as well do you?

    You sound like a nice piece of work, no wonder Vic membership is disappearing faster than you can say charlie 2010!

    Posted by naughtynaughty | March 8, 2009, 18:08

    9000 in 9 years…Where do you get this crap from.

    discriminate…No just don’t like seeing people get jobs in the union because they are friends of friends. She knows absolute FA about union business. Ask where your money is going.

    Also where’s the website they advertised you know the one.
    http://www.handsoffourunion.com.au.

  206. essie powerpoint

    Did any of the people here pushing for a yes vote actually read the rule amendment?

    It gives any general secretary the power to abolish any branch he or she thinks isnt performing.

    It allows NSW OR Vic to be abolished.

    If you vote yes you are handing over the NUW to the President of the ALP in Victoria.

  207. tHE jOKER - THE REAL ONE

    Have a read of this, all you proud Victorians and Yes voters, tell us what you think….

    PACIFIC BRANDS EXECUTIVE MUST BE REMOVED AS LUCRF SUPER FUND DIRECTOR
    March 6, 2009
    MEDIA RELEASE FRIDAY MARCH 6TH 2009

    A Joint statement from:

    Mr. Derrick Belan, NUW (NSW Branch) State Secretary

    Mr. John Cosgrove, NUW (Queensland Branch) State Secretary

    Mr. Nick Thredgold, NUW (South Australia Branch) State Secretary

    Mr. Joe Bullock, NUW (Western Australia Branch) State Secretary

    As the State Leaders of the National Union Of Workers (NUW) in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, we are seeking a commitment from NUW General Secretary Charlie Donnelly, in his role as the Chairman of the LUCRF Superannuation Fund to remove Mr. Ted Eftimiadis as a director of the LUCRF board of Directors. As Mr. Eftimiadis is also the Employee Relations Manager of Pacific Brands, we feel his position as a director of LUCRF Super is inappropriate & untenable.

    In light of the recent decision reached by Pacific Brands to terminate the employment of 1,850 workers, we feel it is an insult to those sacked workers and to the working people who keep their superannuation with LUCRF Super to have an executive of Pacific Brands in a paid position on the fund’s board.

    It is important that industry superannuation funds, of which LUCRF was the first in Australia, to have directors who reflect the standards and values of the working people who entrust these organisations to be custodians of their retirement funds.

    Considering the actions of Pacific Brands, we feel it is entirely appropriate to ask Mr. Donnelly to remove Mr. Eftimiadis from the LUCRF board. Furthermore, we regret that Mr. Donnelly does not see the inconsistency in Mr. Ted Eftimiadis being a director of an industry Super fund and an executive of a company that so ruthlessly sought to terminate the employment of so many Australians.

    Ends.

    This was on the http://www.handsoffourunion.com site

    what do you think? More power to charlie? Or his mates????
    No Way!!!!

  208. Pac Brands member

    Ted on the board?? Why is he there??

    How many of the other directors on the board have been involved in redundencies?
    Why is there no representation from the other branches on the board??

    As a storemen at a pac brands warehouse I have been concerned about my job since the unions are running a boycott of Pac Brands products. Why not boycott all products not made in Australia??

    What is the goverment doing about jobs in Australia?

    Pac Brands is not the only one, but is proberly the last major clothing manufacturer left in Australia.

    Are the unions trying to slam the gate after the horses, the rabbits, the foxes and everything else has bolted?

    I hope the NUW is not supporting this boycott.

    Can we have some-one tell that red headed bitch to shut up before I get made redundant? She is like a left wing version of Pauline Hanson.
    Union are meant to protect jobs, please save ours before the lunitics on the Pac Brands board start closing down warehouses to prove a point.

  209. tHE jOKER - THE REAL ONE

    Ah F…. this.

    Go charlie your number 1

  210. tHE jOKER - THE REAL ONE

    THATS NOT ME

  211. tHE jOKER - THE REAL ONE

    THERE’LL BE NO MORE POSTINGS UNDER THE JOKER HANDLE – ANY THAT APPEAR ARE FAKES

  212. tHE jOKER - THE REAL ONE

    Have I ever told you about how I like to torture puppies? That’s right, puppies.

    I show them power point presentations of the NO case over and over and over again… their little heads explode!

  213. tHE jOKER - THE REAL ONE

    2+2=17

  214. Labor 2 a T.

    I hope Charlie has`nt xxxxed this up.I still want my job in QLD.I`m way to talented to be a call centre boy at the CPSU forever.
    He thought it was a simple case of numbers with VIC Labor Unity to.

  215. still grinning

    Boy’s, just wait til the next annual conference. You get some memorable moments. We wont be forgetting all this.

    Can’t wait for it…..it’ll be fun.

  216. waiting

    we’ll bide our time.

    there will be no stone left unturned.

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