UNION WAR: National Union of Workers fight continues

The NUW fight continues over the plan to abolish the WA, SA and Queensland state branches. The Queenslander are fighting for their lives.




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138 responses to “UNION WAR: National Union of Workers fight continues

  1. tHE jOKER

    Charlie Donnelly is tearing the NUW apart in a mad quest for power.

    NUW members need to say “enough is enough”

    Say it by VOTING NO next week!

  2. woolies member victoria

    whats this im hearing,the national office using lucrf reps to campaign for a yes vote in queensland ‘fucking disgrace’ we should all resign from lucrf thats my super money being used to finance donnellys campaign,you vic organisers should be ashamed of yourselves.

  3. pharty pew

    i told you these vic officials are a bunch of rotten turds.guess who is in charge of lucrf ‘greg stinky sword’does that answer the question,and guess who is on the board of lucrf a certain hr manager who just sacked 1800 workers around australia,and guess what both mates of donnelly, the smell gets worse dun it.someone please light the match and docklands will go up like a rocket.

  4. south aus

    ‘fuck’ and they reckon we need help.

  5. Anon

    Alex is a fat bitch.

  6. Fuckknuckle.

    Its no surprise that shitbag Sword is aiiowing Danni Shannahan to do Donnellys dirty work whilst on LUCRFS payroll.Shitbag has no morals at all.
    It will do them no good.Shannahan is about as useless as tits on a bull.

  7. Q1

    Hey Fuckknuckle, you claim Shannahan is useless as tits on a bull, a bull has no tits like Shannahan, she’s flat as a surfboard!

    A few other points need to be conceded about this piece of shit:

    1. Shannahan slept with Sword to get her position.
    2. She gave head to Paul Stafford to get to LUCRF.
    3. She dumped her long term boyfriend to move to a drugie.
    4. She is so lazy she would have you wipe her arse and nose if you obliged.
    5. She even took it up the arse from Moran to cover her misgivings.

    And this is the low life that wants to run the Queensland Branch, no wounder Dudley, or is it Donnelly wants her in the seat,


  8. QLD Unionist

    It’s comments like the above that are the reason the yes vote will win.

    Such posts by Q1 really shed light on the QLD Branch & why it is a basket case.

    Can’t wait to take it work.

    Q1 I think you just locked up about 60 votes for the yes case.

    Is the National Office paying you?

    Ordinary members just want good service from decent officials.

    Argue the issues you fools, & VEXNEWS should delete such posts

  9. Pineapple Pete

    Why is Senator Furner so upset??

  10. Goodnight Nurse

    Dear Senator Fuckknuckle (how appropriate)& State Secretary Q1 (penis envy much?),

    I have no doubt that after QLD unionism’s many true sisters and brothers are shown your vile and bottom-feeding exploits, you won’t feel quite so clever. The grade 8 bully always gets his. And senator, the great irony here is that when the shit storm comes for you, NO-ONE will lift a finger.

    I strongly suggest you fuck off from this place.


    What’s a drugie?

    Is that something found in the back blocks of Pine Rivers?

  12. Red Bull Hey Man

    Yeah, often found in Pine Rivers, but also can be found lurking working for members of the red chamber in our national capital

  13. Metalic Green

    My choice of car is not a substitute for my sex life. I really do love my wife. It’s just my car never says no

  14. I Know What You Were Too Stupid To Do Last Summer

    Oops up boys!!

    It seems not everyone loves your misogynist, homophobic, borderline sociopathic view of the world… Maybe you should consider evolution?

  15. anon

    It’s a simple thing.

    Union members own their union.

    If union leaders dont accept this then they need to go.

    NUW Assist hase been a failure by any true standards of measure. I would know I work for the Vic Branch. Not all of us are happy about this and we know our boss is keen to be the next General Secretary when Charlie goes to the Vic upper house.

    Not all of us agree with this ballot but what can we do?

    NUW assist is too under staffed to run as efficiently as it could. For the past three weeks all we have been doing is calling NUW members in SA & Qld and a few in NSW.

    We have been told to lift the stats on the Yes voters. How do we do that? By lying, and not all of us are pleased about that.

    If anyone in “Goontown” (our word for the NSW Branch) wants to pull Charlie up, find out how much has been spent on NUW Assist calls.

  16. Fuckknuckle.

    Dear QLD Unionist (part time LUCRF employee) and Goodnight Nurse (Vic Donnelly arsewipe). A greater irony is that when Donnelly gets whats comming to him, not only will no one lift a finger,many will stand and cheer.
    By the way, QLD Unionist, if you truely are a QLD Unionist, which I strongly doubt, why do you support Donnelly`s tactic of railroading true QLD members with votes from Victoria?

    I think Q1 has got Shannahan spot on. The truth allways hurts.

  17. Fuckknuckle.

    Hey Pineapple Pete, why are you trying to make people think you`re a Queenslander when you are really from Victoria?

    You should call yourself Pricksucker Pete.

  18. QLD Unionist

    “By the way, QLD Unionist, if you truely are a QLD Unionist, which I strongly doubt, why do you support Donnelly`s tactic of railroading true QLD members with votes from Victoria?”

    Because I am a unionist who happens to be a QLD’er. As a unionist I support a strong united national organisation. Not some pathetic rump of failed officials from other unions. I also think talking about the issues is more valuable than personal slander.

    But I guess your view is, if you don’t have a story to tell make one up.

    By the way “Fuckknuckle” did “Goodnight Nurse” hit a raw nerve??

    Who is Senator Fuckknuckle? and does K.R. know???

    I am sure he would love the language

  19. Fuckknuckle.

    Senator Fuckknuckle. Sounds good. QLD Unionist, when can you arrange the promotion, you pathetic dickhead.

  20. QLD Unionist

    Ha Ha – another raw nerve – I don’t think promotions are on offer to you, only demotions.

  21. Fuckknuckle.

    Donnelly sits on the LUCRF board with the Employee Relations Manager of Pacific Brands. Danni Shannahan is doing Donnelly’s dirty work whilst on the LUCRF payroll.
    Pacific Brands have said they will only deal with Donnelly and not QLD officials. Very interesting.
    1. Why are Pacific Brands involving themselves in NUW Union elections and how have they got time given they have just sacked 1850 workers?
    2. Why hasn’t the NUW National Secretary Charlie Donnelly said anything publicly about Pacific Brands in what the ACTU’s Sharron Burrows has described as “corporate Australia has lost its moral compass.”
    3. Why do we have LUCRF staff (Danni Shannahan) campaigning for the National Secretary whilst employed by LUCRF with NUW members’ superannuation funds.

    VOTE NO.

  22. anon

    do you want us to list belan’s dirty washing?

  23. :-(

    Why would anyone want to join the NUW, let alone work for it.
    Fuckknuckle, Q1 and the others who spinelessly defame the players in this pathetic spectacle; if you are NUW officials, you do not deserve to be involved with the union movement. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
    Anyway, I had been told ages ago that NUW officials were mostly just a mob of posturing spivs that were found discarded in the refuse bins of other unions. Now it is plain to see that you are.

  24. Fuckknuckle.

    Posturing spivs discarded in refuse bins of other Unions, now thats just trying to be hurtfull.

    But they do get better rates and conditions for their members than other unions.

  25. timasslick

    sad how people get scared of secrets coming out there is quite a few in the national office who wants to know them isnt that right tim

  26. anon

    I think the whole NUW neds a overhaul.

    A general secretary that cannot get a decent federal agreement is a general secretary that doesnt deserve his job.

    Vic Secretary Antony Thow has had a 20% plus drop in his membership.

    And these two blokes want to control the whole union!

  27. Mary Fairburn.

    I was contacted by NUW assist today. They asked me how I was going to vote. Is`nt this illegal and harrassment? Charlie, why don`t you get your call centre to concentrate on important womens issues such as paid maternity leave or other issues that effect female NUW members? Instead, they are only concentrating on a issue that effect`s you.

  28. Dame Ophelia Cock.

    Donnelly, Thow and Sword have always treated women as nannies, grannies and fannies.

  29. real vic member

    When the YES vote wins there will be MORE local organisers on the ground in Qld, SA and WA.
    And they won’t be ex-HR or neighbors daughters.
    As well as any existing organisers who can do the job – nearly all in my humble opinion – there will be the best delegates from those states taken on as organisers.
    They will have to work hard and well, as anyone priveliged enought to work for a union should.
    The claim that all local organisers will be sacked is a lie put out by the no case in lieu of any genuine arguments against the changes.
    A question to finish – why couldn’t the Polar Fresh delegate in Qld get any membership forms from the Qld office for over three weeks? Many calls made, no response. Doesn’t sound right to me.

  30. Fuckknuckle.

    For a real vic member, you sure seem to no a lot about whats happening in QLD.But I suppose you are a real vic member, are`nt you Tim K.

    Anyone seen Donnelly`s face lately?
    He looks as if he had been weaned on a pickle.

  31. tHE jOKER

    Hi, yourself big fella…come here often? Im a Capricorn and I love long walks in the park….my Corgis name is Antonia. She’s putting on weight so I have to walk her more. You may see me in the park. I have a white face and red lipstick.

    Give me a call sometimes….

  32. Cox Ucker

    Oh Joker, you sound like my kind of psychopathic killer!

    My name is Paul and I’m looking for love. I also go by the name of Westgate. Im looking for a union that appreciates me for who I am, not the amount of baby batter I can gulp. I was happy here until everyone went over me…even Godfrey Mouse! I feel raped and pillaged….and I always thought Rape & Pillage were a Sydney Law firm.

    Recommend me to all your friends.

  33. I know what you did when you worked, sorry were employed at the nuw/lucrf!

    Oh Good night nurse, you were never any good at the elimination exercise, were you! See your still up to your old sephardson ballot involvement. Hows that special girl of your these days, poor [deleted] livin with a pair of druggies.

  34. SYD Unionist 4 ever

    Hey QLD Unionist still bludging on the cpsu, wont be long before they realise how useless you are and flick you. You should just go fuck off while you can you oxygen thief!

  35. :-(

    What a bunch of bottom feeding pond dwellers swimming around in this blog.

    Now it appears that a kid’s name is being mentioned.

    How low can you go.

  36. Do not name children

    Clearly not content to defame and debase a female political rival, SENATOR MARK FURNER & NUW QLD SECRETARY JOHN COSGROVE appear to have chosen to name an innocent 3 year old child in pursuit of their reprehensible agenda.

    This is the act of the most disgusting creatures imaginable.

  37. tHE jOKER

    Hmmm…..it seems it may be best if the last few comments could be erased from here.

    Maybe we should stick to slagging each other and not take it beyond that.

    If we stay on the ballot issue and the NUW national leadership we’ll walk out of here with a bit of dignity at least.

    My submission: Vote No – it’s the best thing to do.

  38. No the facts.

    I agree that children should not be mentioned on this blog.
    But people should not be accussed by having their name mentioned on this blog unless they are %100 certain.


    Would appreciate someone letting us know where the child is mentioned so we can delete. Please email us at editor@vexnews.com or phone 0415 99 33 26.

  40. Do not name children


  41. Unity Destroyed.

    Whether a yes or no result wins this stupid ballot, if as a result of this madness any harm in any way comes to the great and proud NUW, the blame will sit squarely at Donnelly`s feet.

  42. Do not name children

    John Cosgrove has been called by the father of the named child. His denials of involvement did not ring true.

  43. Labor 2 a T

    “Hmmm…..it seems it may be best if the last few comments could be erased from here.

    Maybe we should stick to slagging each other and not take it beyond that.”

    Posted by tHE jOKER | March 3, 2009, 21:55

    Oh well Derick, the scum Furner & Cosgrove even make you look decent. But one thing I can promise you, is they are both history in QLD Labor Unity. If another group wants to pick them up more fool them.

    “I agree that children should not be mentioned on this blog.
    But people should not be accussed by having their name mentioned on this blog unless they are %100 certain.”

    Posted by No the facts. | March 3, 2009, 22:05

    Hey Cosrove did you get an unpleasant phone call tonight?

    Wait till the Federal Caucus gets a look at what you scum are doing. It will be more than “good night nurse” for scum bucket Furner

    P.S. can’t wait to show this to some of my old guard mates.

    Sorry John, whatever happens in the ballot you are not welcome in Labor or union circles, & Mark (Colston) Furner should remember Brenda Gibbs.

  44. tHE jOKER

    Sorry, Labor 2 a T, you seem to have my identity mistaken. I’m not Derrick.

  45. No the facts.

    Hey, Labor 2 a T, you seem to make a lot of misguided assumptions about the identity of people.
    I am not Cosgrove, you stupid fucking dickhead.

  46. Labor 2 a T

    “No the facts” = gutless scum

  47. No the facts.

    The thing is Labor 2 a T, you don`t know who I am, but I know who you are.

  48. KimMeister

    God its funny reading this stuff.

    You guys have been entetaining us here at the HSU for months now. We are amazed that the NUW would air its dirty laundry like this! As to who is who in this zoo 😉 I would say “fucknuckle” is John Cosgrove, “do not name children” is a former female NUW official in Queensland and “The Joker” has got to be Mark Ptolomy at the NUW in NSW. I know Mark and its him all over. We know he was busy last year tearing the crap outta the TWU and Mr Sheldon and we still have the dvds to prove it !!! : ) Not sure who “Labor 2 a T” is. Maybe a Qld state MP???? Geezus you guys do play dirty!!!

  49. Fuckknuckle.

    Dear KimMeister, I am not Cosgrove, I am Fuckknuckle. Its my real name.But it`s Mr Fuckknuckle to you.

  50. Labor 2 a T

    Nobody on this site wants to be John Cosgrove not even Fuckknuckle.

  51. :-(

    KimMeister, Welcome to Qld and have a nice stay. Behave, or you will go back south in the political equivalent of a body-bag.

    Look what happened to an iPhone camera wielding, leftist apparatchik in 3 recent blogs on this site.

    The Qld pus-suckers on this site? Well, they will just end up their days, all pathetically sad and factionally friendless. Dreaming, if only…

  52. QLD Unionist

    Myself & a few mates got calls from Irish & English backpackers today (all of us in about 5 minutes of each other)saying they were from the QLD NUW, shame the NSW phone number came up on the screen.

    But anyway one of the English backpackers said how the National Office had lost 500,000 “pounds” in money.

    Those damm call centres hey Cosgrove. At least you could have employed Aussies on a union agreement. They might have known the local currency. LMAO

  53. clunky

    Interesting nsw nuw has Mark Ptolemy running their dirty tricks. Did he get sick of attacking other unions? (TWU) and Labour pollies (Phil and Bob fondly remember you, Mark)

    Does Derick know of your exploits in the blue mountains in the late 1990s? Maybe he should check the archieve files of the Blue Mountains Gazette and Penrith Press. Ptolemy’s little one-man crusade for disabled people (ie his own political career) managed to get about 30 people sacked and a couple of them charged. Nice going for a union man. You piece of shit.

  54. Labor 2 a T

    “Not sure who “Labor 2 a T” is. Maybe a Qld state MP??”

    Perhaps I will take Mark Furner’s job. I only need about 8 State Conference Votes to do it. Remember Brenda Gibbs.

    Shame I don’t want to be polly, but I am sure I could find someone who would take the job

  55. Jason

    #reposted from earlier vex board:

    Firstly, let me say I am a new delegate (a whole 6 weeks) and am busily trying to get my head around this. I have a bit of information, but a lot seems emotionally charged and a bit abstract.

    Until I recieved the Ballot today, I didn’t actually know what we were voting on. So, in the interest democracy, I would like to have some discussion.

    Everyone got their ballot and document describing the rule changes?

    Good. Now can we stop the personal attacks and partisan rally crys? Let’s look at what rule changes are proposed and decide why we should vote yes or no.

    Anyone got a link to the full set of rules as they stand? We need these to understand some of the changes.

    referencing the rule amendments doc mailed with the ballot;
    – is my current understanding of the item and
    * is my assesment of what I think it’s all about:

    A. – seems to be a name change Central Branch to General Branch.

    *Ok if all else is Ok

    B. – seems to be to stop paid officials double dipping by being paid officials of another union (and avoids conflict of interest)

    *Ok by me

    C. – seems to be about money funnelling.

    *I don’t have enough info to know if this is OK. It is about other peoples money, so ethically, I can not vote yes to this without more info.

    D. – more money detail stuff …

    E. – more money stuff.
    *Again, Dunno

    F. – even more money stuff.
    *still, Dunno

    G. – National Committee chooses General Branch office Location.

    *Why can’t the General Branch Officers do that? Probably doesn’t matter much though with modern communications, location is of little concequence. If everything else is OK, I reckon I’d let this slide

    H. -defining new turf boundaries

    *has to be done for the plan to work

    I. – ???
    * how can you vote on something you don’t understand?

    J. – document housekeeping?
    * if that is all it is, OK

    K. – I can make no sense of this without the source document.

    * again, how can you vote on something you don’t understand?

    L. – the structure of the general branch committee.

    * If this is a dublicate of Vic and NSW branch structure, that seems Ok. right now, dunno.

    M. – a special structure for General Branch to provide a voice for the subjugated states?

    * if that will work, it seems reasonable.

    N. – Ammendments to meeting rules (to cope with transit issues for general branch?)

    * if that is the motive, seems OK

    O. – rules for the transition and a plan for structural changes

    * seems practical from here and OK unless someone can point out otherwise

    As it stands, I can not confidently vote in this referendum. I simply don’t know enough about how my vote will effect the Union.

    So, Yes Vote campaigners, No Vote campaigners, convince me. Explain what the changes mean, point by point, in the context of the union today and into the future and win my vote.

    “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    Posted by Jason | March 4, 2009, 19:45

  56. Fuckknuckle.

    So you don`t want to be a polly,Labor 2 aT.What a load of shit. You see,I also know who you are,and you would be there in 5 minutes if someone would be desparate or stupid enough to have you.
    Keep on dreaming about taking Furners job you fucking loser.

  57. Well Well Well.

    Gee wiz. It appears that 2 Victorian Delegates are prepared to make Statements about 2 VIC Organisers who have been going around collecting ballot papers from members.(some not even filled in).This is illegal. Clayton and Coley, you have been naughty boys.
    I think 6 months can be a penalty for this.
    Will you cop the rap or will you say you were instructed to do it.

  58. tHE jOKER

    For Jason:

    Your points are reasonable but you must factor into the whole issue this point(emotive that it may seem):
    Will any NUW members be better off if the smaller states are disolved? I’d say no. Also,one must question who AND how organisers will be appointed. Who will they be? Currently, the state branch leadership is elected, a fair and democratic process, as are some of the officials or they are appointed by elected individuals. So, is it not a step backwards to remove that democracy?

    The other thing, overlooked by many in Vic, and at the risk of entering a motherhood statement, is: don’t the members own the union? If so, then why should their assets (eg the state branches) be removed to be “given” to a general branch?

    What gets me most about this issue is that the members will be under writing it all…not to mention the cost of this whole campaign. I think it is ethically wrong, and what Donnelly has done is unforgivable.

    Anyway, I agree, lets discuss the pros & cons. So far, the cons are ahead.

    One other point – Donnelly talks about the future…protection and such…let’s look at all the closures which have happened under his watch. Seriously – think about that and his general administration. He spends far too much time as ALP president in Victoria, a sin he accused Greg Sword of publicly before he knifed him a few years ago.

  59. Labor 2 a T

    “Keep on dreaming about taking Furners job you fucking loser.”

    Posted by Fuckknuckle. | March 4, 2009, 21:12

    Sorry to upset you Mark but here is a question.. What’s worse than losing an election?? – Winning for one term only. ha ha ha – good night nurse

  60. tHE jOKER

    The post card sent to NSW NUW members yesterday 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.

  61. Fuckknuckle.

    Labor 2 a T,get this through that drug fucked head of yours, I am not Cosgrove and I am not Furner.
    So you better keep thinking idiot because I know who you are.

  62. Labor 2 a T

    “So you better keep thinking idiot because I know who you are.”

    You will find out who I really am very soon, and you may be surprised. I haven’t been involved for a while but I was directed to this site by an outraged old factional mate, you will know who that is cause he sent an email to alot of Labor Unity members pointing out the disgusting nature of this thread and the contributions made by the local bottom feeders in the Queensland NUW office & their supporters.

    When I read the comments about “fagots”(sic) and other idiotic slurs and then the menacing comments regarding a todler I decided to come back and lend my support to the decent people in the Party.

    We need to purge our party of the trash that hand out jobs to people like you. we need to bring back decent Labor people and values.

    It will all start after the State election is over.

    Also keep up your charming posts and threatening abuse.

    Constantly using filthy insults and making threats just reinforces the position I am taking.

  63. Phil McCrackin

    have a bex and a good lie down Labor 2 a T….you take yourself far too seriously

  64. ILoveChickens

    Hey Fucknuckle i picture you nude with Lamb ragout all over your turgid Tockley. You mob are sick! How about Fucknuckle do you work? PS I reckon asians are really good at yo yo tricks

    Seeya cunts

  65. tHE jOKER

    hmmm….I like chickens…but I think you love ’em just a little too much…..isn’t that kind of love illegal in Victoria?

  66. Fuckknuckle.

    Hey, ILoveChickens, you stick your dick in chickens, and you reckon I`m sick!

    Are`nt we all so fortunate. Labor 2 a T has not been involved for a while, but now he is returning to clean up and save the party. Ha ha ha, what a joke. Maybe this time you might get that Senate spot you`ve always dreamed of. Pigs fly too. Fucking loser.

  67. Proud and Loud

    First of all to Qld Unionist Im extremely disapointed that you want shit on your fellow Qld members. You voted against us at the Qld delegates training day, just so are able to become an organiser for the Donnelly regime. Yes I know who you are!!! Glad I don’t work at your site. Hopefully your 60 members see you you for the two face scum you are! Secondly I can vouch for the fact that the national branch used Danni Shannahan to canvas Qld members. LUCRF is our superannuation fund the last time I checked not another faction for Charlie to use.
    Thirdly I received some documentation from a fellow member on the NUW strategy for the future. It was very conflicting from the structure delivered to us in the ballot rule changes. Ballot rule change states that all branch secretaries and officals will keep their jobs, but the NUW stratergy I have obtained shows otherwise.

    Tell me how this will gives us a stronger union in the future when you have hierachy that keep tell us bullshit? Too much conflicting information in this campain from the national branch. This concerns me when it comes to the next agreement my company has to negotiate. Will the organiser from Victoria tell its members one thing and tell our employer another?

    Qld Unionist stand by your fellow members in Qld and don’t believe the stuff you’ve been told from Victoria, you will just be a puppet.

    Maybe we should call you KERMIT!!!!

  68. Fucknuckle.

    By the way ILoveChickens, I don’t do any work. I don’t do anything at all. If you think I spend a lot of time ranting shit on this site, you should see my facebook site, it’s fucken top notch. Just working on my second chin for the next photo shoot.

  69. Fuckknuckle..

    Hey Fucknuckle with 2 K`S instead of 3, if you want to pretend you are someone, at least spell it correctly, dipshit.

  70. Read the Truth

    We nust all ponder again the passage below before we vote.

    Read this then go and vote in truth

    Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
    BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a change! The chicken wanted change!
    JOHN MCCAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
    HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure right from Day One that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn’t about me.
    GEORGE W. BUSH: We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.
    DICK CHENEY: Where’s my gun?
    COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.
    BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your definition of crossing?
    AL GORE: I invented the chicken.
    JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
    AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.
    DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he’s acting by not taking on his current problems before adding new problems.
    OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I’m going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.
    ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
    NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
    PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.
    MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmers Mark et to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.
    DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told.
    ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.
    JERRY FALWELL: Because the chicken was gay! Can’t you people see the plain truth? That’s why they call it the other side. Yes, my friends, that chicken is gay. And if you eat that chicken, you will become gay, too. I say we boycott all chickens until we sort out this abomination that the liberal media whitewashes with seemingly harmless phrases like the other side. That chicken should not be crossing the road. It’s as plain and as simple as that.
    GRANDPA: In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.
    BARBARA WALTERS: Isn’t that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.
    ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
    JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.
    BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2008, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2008. This new platform is much more stable and will never crash.
    ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
    COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

  71. Fuckknuckle.

    I think Dr Phil said it all

  72. QLD Unionist

    Is John Cosgrove Martha Stewart?

  73. Tom Cruise

    “You had me at hello.”

  74. Pineapple Pete

    No I think he is Grandpa

  75. toomuchtimeonmyhands

    Aren’t we all pretending to be someone on here? No guts, no glory kinda shit?

  76. Labor 2 a T

    Peter Costello is Colonel Sanders

  77. I like cake...

    When the YES vote gets up, will there be cake?

  78. Martha Stewart

    Floral Cakes
    Bring a floral inspiration to your cake by adding your favorite flower into the design, or by using a seasonal flower native to the location of your wedding.

  79. Fuckknuckle.

    This is ridiculous people. Let’s talk about hard hitting issues… such as the outfits we’ve seen Mark Furner in at the Normanby.. I love a pair of slides

  80. tHE jOKER

    Dear “I like cake”,

    Sorry, if the YES gets up there will only be cake for Charlie. He doesn’t like to share so your out of luck.

    If the NO vote gets up, there will be lots of cake – for everyone.

  81. tHE jOKER

    ..there will also be sausages….for those who like sausages…except the way Charlie and his boys like sausages…that’s the wrong way to like sausages. And if they don’t stop, they’ll go blind.

  82. jim ried

    great to see you all working together for the members adapt or die

  83. Fuckknuckle.

    God help the QLD members if “to stressed to do the job” Shannahan and drug fucked Ring get back in.

    Not only has Donnelly gone to the bottom of the barrel, he`s lifted up the barrel and got the sludgy shit from underneath it.

  84. Fuckknuckle.

    Look im sorry for my outburst but i aksed a friend to hold free (3) sets of snazzy step ins for me but some fat blokes (who often fart in the cafeteria at Ikea) got them first.

    I’m going to watch “House” on DVD and have a Crowny, that always makes me feel better.

  85. Pine Rivers Blockbuster

    Just alerting all contributors, we have a great deal tonight on all DVD’s.

    Jason (Blockbuster Manager)

  86. Timmy Twotoes

    Do you have Revenge of the Nerds on Bluray? Do we get a discount if we flash our union membership card?

  87. I like cake...

    American Pie?

  88. Crack's me up

    I personally love Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. I love all those guys who get hit in the nuts.

  89. Tom Burlinson

    I ran into Darryl Summers at IGA yesterday and he touched my arse near the frozen food section. Do you think he wants to cornhole me or just nash me? Anyway I am going around to John Blackmans house he’s got a glory hole there and i’m fairly sure Val Doonican is on the chew.

  90. I like cake...

    Dear tHE jOKER (if that is your real name),

    I don’t get it… Why aren’t you funny?

  91. I like cake...

    No cake… No sausages… No organisers in the states…

    You paint a pretty grim picture!

  92. jackie macdonald


    I ran into Ozzie the Ostrich at a black tie function for helping children that can’t read good and want to learn how to read betterer (appropriate charity for this blog).

    He fully has the softest beak and someone told me that he is playing the puppet.

    Unsure. Like him, but what should I do?????

  93. Tom Burlinson

    Dear Jackie,

    Its hard (pardon the pun) sometimes to admit your feelings but you should let your inhibitions go with him. You will know ecstacy when he cracks his eggs in your wanting mouth. Jackie, in your opinion who was more professional on Wombat, Ranger Stacey or Detective Summons?

  94. jackie macdonald

    Ranger Stacey – For sheer endurance!

    Don’t know if she’s been overhauled or what, but she keeps on truckin’

    But WILDCARD! What about Bob Lacastra – Did you know he’s a on the Gold Coast City Council!!!

  95. jackie macdonald

    Sorry, the word missing from the last post is “thingy”

    Can anyone spot where it goes?

  96. Nailsy McGavern

    Can I have a go? Is Bob Lacastra a thingy on the GC Council? Do you think Ron Clark and him have similar interests?

  97. jackie macdonald

    Well done young man! In answer to your question – they both seem unusually slender, perhaps they both have issues with food?

  98. tHE jOKER

    Dear I Like Cake,

    it’s not a funny subject – less state organisers, less member control, only more wanna be pollies in Melbourne.

    It’s a bad thing, so vote no.

  99. 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?
    Has VIC Branch lost 9000 members in 9 years?
    Does Pacific Brands HR Manager sit on LUCRF Board with Donnelly?
    Does Donnelly sit on 8 other boards?
    Did VIC Branch post a half million dollar deficit?

    V I C T O R I A:

    2 2 %

    D E C L I N E?

    $5 1 4, 2 2 4


    D E F I C I T?

    Will I support the Charlie Donnelly rule change?


  100. Proud and Loud

    The problem that I like cake doesn’t seem to get into his thick skull is that the standards of cakes in Brisbane has been going down hill since they shut the original Shingle Inn in Edward Street.

    This issues has never been highlighted by Governments, Unions or anybody. When is this going to be addressed???????

    You guys are just not fair dinkum

  101. Proud and Loud

    Sorry I like cake to assume you are a male, that was very sexist of me, I respect your right to be a women if you want.

    But you gotta address the Single Inn issue, the new one in Macarther Central just doesn’t stack up.

    I bet yes voters have not thought about that. Are they conflicted???????

  102. tHE jOKER

    What are their butterfly cakes like? Can you bring me down some John next time we have a No Vote meeting in Sydney????

  103. Shingle Inn

    Proud and Loud I was drawn to your comments on this site by one our many loyal customers and we at Shingle Inn are disapointed you feel we do not live up to our past. I have outlined some facts about the new Shingle Inn.

    After 73 years, Queensland’s iconic Shingle Inn cafe is getting a makeover.

    We’re very pleased to announce the introduction of our new brand that we believe embodies Shingle Inn’s historic past while creating a fresh new look to take us into the future.

    We’ve created a unique Shingle Inn ‘family crest’ that reflects our quality products and embraces our family heritage and long-term loyalty of customers and team members alike.Our traditional black and gold colours have been retained as an important link to our past.

    We hope you continue to enjoy our decadent and delicous sweet and savoury treats, many made using our traditional recipes. Most of all our wish is that you feel you’ve taken a moment out of your day to enjoy yourself… you deserve it!

  104. The Cheesecake Shop

    If our competitors fail to satisfy, why not pop into one of our yumminess-laden patisseries?

    Located at 9 convenient locations throughout Brisbane, we offer an extensive range of desserts, made fresh daily by our dedicated and qualified pastry chefs.

    If your sweet tooth is aching, it’s time to get down to The Cheesecake Shop!

  105. I like cake...

    Stick yer poofter cheesecakes… I like REAL cake.

    I’m not a flan man (although I am a man), and I snort at tortes.

    Just gimme a fucken cake!

  106. Bruce Peridox.

    Dear I like cake,
    We will have plenty of chocolate cake at the Gay and Lesbian mardi-gra tonight.Come down.You may still be able to get a flight.Look for me, I will have my name tag on and a bright yellow arm band on my left arm.
    I might be able to organise a few sausages for you as well.

  107. I like cake...

    Cool as!!!

    Although my last post might suggest otherwise (I was just trying to fit in on this page), I actually like gay people almost as much as I like cake… And I like Cake alot!

    I know, I know – now that I’ve said I like gay people, Vexnews will block my posts.

  108. Read the Truth

    What Need of Further Lies?
    For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Romans 13:3

  109. Fuckknuckle.

    To Fuckknuckle the 2nd.
    Thanks for taking the heat of me. Some pretty nasty questions were being asked by some colleague`s.
    This probably does`t make any sense to you but it will be a bit clearer in 3 to 4 weeks.

  110. tHE jOKER

    the previous post was not mine – some lowlife is posting messages in ther people’s names.

    Someone from National Office no doubt – they are used to deception.

  111. QLD Unionist

    I know I should be supporting Queensland having their own Branch, and not letting Victoria take control. But if I do that, how am I going to get a job back with the NUW?
    Charlie Donnelly said he would give me a job if I supported the VIC takeover. What am I to do?

  112. tHE jOKER

    This post isn’t mine… wait, yes it is.

    This is like trying to follow an episode of that show LOST.

    Can anyone get a handle on that shit? I mean, what is with the monster? It appeared to threaten everyone, then just went away. I don’t really follow it anymore I prefer Twin Peaks kind of stuff.

    Any followers of LOST out there who can help me understand the plot??

  113. GSus 4

    Hey Fucknuckle… you always turn a fart into a shit… stop it

  114. GSus 4

    PS – The Shingle Inn still does sensational salmon and lettuce sandwiches

  115. QLD Unionist

    ok I know what is best, I will support the Yes case, after all I am better off supporting the guys that are going to win

  116. QLD Unionist

    I understand what you are saying jOKER. I much prefered simple shows like Sex in the City.
    You just had to sleep with someone to get what you want.

  117. Proud and Loud

    Ham & lettuce r much better possum

  118. Revenge of The Nerds is awesome!!!

    On numerous occasions i have found myself Talking about Lost with someone and another person overhears and says what is that programme like? I say its awesome i love it, you should watch it. Then comes the next question which i really struggle to explain lol…. What is it about? erm erm well a plane crashes and some ppl survive and stuff keeps happening??

    Does anyone else have this problem??

  119. Leftism.

    What a strange bunch of losers you are on this blog. QLD Unionist, your a slut.GSus 4,you sound like a bad sludgepacker. Fucknuckle, man you`re all over the place like a mad womans shit.And I like cake, what a sad prick you sound like.
    Get lives you stupid fucks.

  120. Leftism

    “Leftism is the debut album by electronica musicians Leftfield, released in 1995. It was shortlisted for the 1995 Mercury Music Prize but lost-out to “Dummy” by Portishead . In a 1998 Q magazine poll, readers voted it the eightieth greatest album of all time, while in 2000 Q magazine placed it at number 34 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.”

    BTW Dummy always deserved to win.

  121. QLD Unionist

    I know its probably not the best thing for Queensland members not to have their own Branch, but whats a girl like me to do. If I don`t support the VICS, I won`t have a job.
    I hope you all understand.

  122. Fuckknuckle.

    Hey Fuckknuckle the 2nd, are you still there. Come on, post some more comments to take the heat off me. Something like Cosgrove roots donkeys or Furner wears black tights.Anything.

  123. Labor 2 a T

    I can sympathise with QLD Unionist, It would not be the best result for QLD members if the Vics take over. But Charlie has also said he would give me a job and I don`t want to stay answering phones at the CPSU forever.

  124. Proud and Loud

    It appears some comments have been posted representing my name. Sorry Shingle Inn but I did not post the comments to you.
    Labor 2 a T and Qld Unionist, if the YES vote does get up don’t expect many current members to hang around with weasels like you representing us as Qld memberws. If your willing to sell your souls to Charlie to just get a job, then screw you! Because of people like you, this why our union is being ripped apart by like arses like you. I am really sorry for you that think because you were offered a job with Charlie that it will happen. Look what he is doing to this Union! If he is willing to shit on us as members, then he is will willing to shit on his staff! Looks like you made great career moves.

    Good luck with that.

  125. Labor 2 a T

    We’ve all been had by Charlie. He isn’t giving us jobs, the maggot.

    Fuck him and Tim Kennedy and Antony Thow….it’s a con job – this whole ballot is a con and heaps of people have been sucked into it.

    Vote no – fuck Donnelly the liar!

  126. essie powerpoint

    the jobs being offered around by charlie far outweight the number of spots….keep an eye out in the media for the whole story later this week

  127. GSus 4

    I was offered a job in Queensland as well. You better not let me down Charlie.

  128. Fuckknuckle.


  129. essie powerpoint

    You NUW members who have voted yes should hang your heads in shame.

    You are turning your backs on your comrades in SA, WA & Qld.

    You all make me sick.


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

    March 6, 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.


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

    what do you think? More power to charlie? Or his mates???? NO WAY!!!

  131. Billy Boy Shorty

    Once the ballot is over you will be known as the CWU (Circus Workers Union)with BOZO as your Leader!!

  132. anon

    I got this sms the other day from an unknown mobile:

    “With Australia sliding into recession we must protect NUW members jobs, Vote YES to protect your job in South Australia, Post your ballot tonight”
    & a few minutes later I got this one “The AEC requires you to post your ballot paper personally – you must not give it to anyone. Vote YES and post your ballot tonight”

    The use of scare tactics on union members is disgusting.

    The sms did make me do something –

    I voted no.

  133. Tim Flannery

    Just 9 days to go before Cosgrove, Thredgold and their incompetant cronies are singing for their supper…


    …or Charlie Donnelly has to do the right thing and resign.

    Time and the members will tell…..

  135. Strange Days.

    If YES wins it is not necessarily the end of this one.
    Watch this space.

  136. waiting

    Wait until the next annual conference.

    Do you dweebs think it will all be beer and skittles?

    Prepare for a life-changing experience.

    Every slag, every call, every detail will be remembered and everyone of you will be hung out to dry.

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