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political union thugs weld power

Postby Sprintcyclist » 12 May 2019, 22:38

https://www.couriermail.com.au/.../worker...suspended/.../b63a3c7991efa2965853a5432...
10 mins ago - THE Gladstone Ports worker who tripped up Bill Shorten on Labor's tax plan for high-income earners has been suspended and forced to find .


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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby DonDeeHippy » 13 May 2019, 06:42

Nothing to do with the Left its to do with his employer deciding he spoke to the media without approval.... which I find very disturbing, unless he is employed by a union it's nothing to do with the left or the union's....
He was answering a question about his own personal income tax and I think whoever in the company that refused him entry the next day will be under a lot of pressure from the company . The man can probably sue the company for wrongful termination....
So unless Labor owns the company it has nothing to do with the left... :purple
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby Sprintcyclist » 13 May 2019, 10:40

A man who bailed up Bill Shorten on the campaign trail was suspended by his employer as a result, it’s been revealed.

The Courier-Mail newspaper today reports that the man, who worked at Gladstone Port in Queensland, discovered that his access card had been cut off when he showed up for a shift a day after approaching the Labor leader on the hustings.

The 49-year-old, who has not been named, worked as an electrical engineer as a contractor for Welcon Technologies but was punished for breaching his employer’s policy about speaking to the media.

The man was dumped from his job after bailing up Bill Shorten about tax cuts. Picture: Kym Smith
The man was dumped from his job after bailing up Bill Shorten about tax cuts. Picture: Kym SmithSource:News Corp Australia

Mr Shorten was approached by the man while visiting the central Queensland town two weeks ago, asking about Labor’s tax cuts policy.

He was filmed calmly approaching the Labor leader and politely saying that “it would be good to see higher-wage earners given a tax break”.

In response, Mr Shorten replied: “We’re going to look at that.”

It sparked a backlash from the Coalition, which accused Labor of engaging in policy on the run given it has no intention of extending tax cuts to higher income-earners.

The furore marked another blunder for Mr Shorten during a shocker start to the campaign, during which he stumbled numerous times while explaining policy costings.

After the exchange, the man was dumped from his job.


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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten talking to workers at Gladstone Port. Picture: Kym Smith
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten talking to workers at Gladstone Port. Picture: Kym SmithSource:News Corp Australia

He arrived for a shift the next day and found his swipe card didn’t work and was told to go home.

His belongings were later packed up and delivered to his home.

The man said he didn’t address the media but rather that his conversation was just captured by cameras who were travelling with Mr Shorten.

After The Courier-Mail began chasing the story on Friday, Welcon Technologies back flipped and reinstated the man’s employment.

But it reports that he intends to find work elsewhere.


While there’s no suggestion Bill Shorten had anything to do with the man’s employment situation, it’s a bad look for Labor. Picture: AAP

In a statement this morning, Gladstone Ports Corporation denies it suspended the man or terminated his contract.

It also claimed that he “is still employed by the contractor and carrying out work for their employer”, despite the contrary claim in the media today.

“GPC did not instruct any employees or contractors to attend the visit (by Mr Shorten),” the statement reads.

“The worker is a sub-contractor and as such GPC cannot comment on any decisions made by their employers.”

There is no suggestion that Mr Shorten had anything to do with the worker’s suspension.

But Sky News quotes sources as saying questions are being asked about the influence of Gladstone Ports boss Peter O’Sullivan, a former Labor candidate.

Political journalist Mark Kenny was on Sky News this morning and said the whole saga isn’t a good look for Labor.

“If there’s anything to this, it does have undertones of union intimidation, of recriminations for not toeing the line,
” Kenny said.


https://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/federal-election-2019-tradie-dumped-from-job-after-bailing-up-bill-shorten-on-tax-cuts/news-story/160b2b90be6a2959b7ba59542ca7ebf2
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby HBS Guy » 13 May 2019, 10:42

Sky News, Kenny, such unbiased sources /sarc
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby DonDeeHippy » 13 May 2019, 11:50

again nothing there just opinion...…. it could be , or equally it might not...… need some facts.
It sounds to me more like a over ambitious media liaison officer that over stepped his boundaries…. :purple
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby johnsmith » 13 May 2019, 16:15

and now the story has been removed ..... sounds like it might have been a work of fiction to me :roll
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby johnsmith » 13 May 2019, 16:17

this is the right

they are aggressive and abusive here

The Labor candidate for the federal seat of Dawson, Belinda Hassan, is disgusted by what she has described as a politically motivated attack in which her car was damaged.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman confirmed a wilful damage complaint was received just before 9:00am.

Police said the complainant found the car on Gordon Street in Mackay, with the petrol cap undone and a plastic bag stuffed inside the fuel tank.

The ABC understands the car, which is marked with Ms Hassan's campaign signage and was parked at her personal address, was then taken to Mackay Police station for examination.

Police have not confirmed whether the plastic bag was set alight
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby DonDeeHippy » 13 May 2019, 16:54

all right wingers are the same :purple
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby johnsmith » 13 May 2019, 18:59

johnsmith wrote:and now the story has been removed ..... sounds like it might have been a work of fiction to me :roll



and it seems that I was right


However, the ports corporation issued another statement later on Monday saying it did not suspend the worker.

"The port worker, a sub-contractor, is still employed by the contractor and carrying out work for their employer," it said.

"The worker is a sub-contractor, and as such GPC cannot comment on any decisions made by their employers."

It said it did not instruct any GPC employees or subcontractors to attend Shorten's visit
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https://7news.com.au/politics/federal-election-2019/gladstone-ports-denies-suspending-shorten-confronter-c-108673?fbclid=IwAR2-SROJJG1kRzLAdeRPdpjVGcdbTqR5EBXGsZOqEgD0ZloNA41mLaU0UYw


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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby Sprintcyclist » 14 May 2019, 15:18

johnsmith wrote:and now the story has been removed ..... sounds like it might have been a work of fiction to me :roll


transport minister Mark Bailey spoke about it during question time today
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby johnsmith » 14 May 2019, 19:30

Sprintcyclist wrote:
johnsmith wrote:and now the story has been removed ..... sounds like it might have been a work of fiction to me :roll


transport minister Mark Bailey spoke about it during question time today



and he lied..... probably explains why he didn't repeat it outside of question time :thumb
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby Sprintcyclist » 16 May 2019, 07:20

The CCC has been asked to investigate this matter
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby Sprintcyclist » 21 May 2019, 10:10

............ Gladstone Ports CEO Peter O'Sullivan sacked after complaint | The ...
https://www.couriermail.com.au/.../glad ... c5d28787...

11 hours ago - GLADSTONE Ports chief executive Peter O'Sullivan has been sacked by the board following an investigation into his handling of a “staff ...
Gladstone Port CEO Peter O'Sullivan dismissed by board | Observer

https://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/ne ... ./3732900/
2 hours ago - THE BOARD of Gladstone Ports Corporation have dismissed chief executive officer Peter O'Sullivan. A media statement issued by the ...
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby DonDeeHippy » 21 May 2019, 12:40

Sprintcyclist wrote:
............ Gladstone Ports CEO Peter O'Sullivan sacked after complaint | The ...
https://www.couriermail.com.au/.../glad ... c5d28787...

11 hours ago - GLADSTONE Ports chief executive Peter O'Sullivan has been sacked by the board following an investigation into his handling of a “staff ...
Gladstone Port CEO Peter O'Sullivan dismissed by board | Observer

https://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/ne ... ./3732900/
2 hours ago - THE BOARD of Gladstone Ports Corporation have dismissed chief executive officer Peter O'Sullivan. A media statement issued by the ...
.............

Mr O'Sullivan was suspended on December 13 last year, on full pay, and has had no involvement with the day-to-day operations of the port
A media statement issued by the Corporation said Mr O'Sullivan had been under investigation since last year due to concerns raised about conduct. Mr O'Sullivan was suspended on full pay since December 13. GPC have announced Craig Walker will continue to serve as CEO in an acting position.

doesn't sound like it's to do with this issue, although I wonder if anything has come of what happened..... :purple
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Re: political union thugs weld power

Postby Sprintcyclist » 21 May 2019, 13:25

DonDeeHippy wrote:
Sprintcyclist wrote:
............ Gladstone Ports CEO Peter O'Sullivan sacked after complaint | The ...
https://www.couriermail.com.au/.../glad ... c5d28787...

11 hours ago - GLADSTONE Ports chief executive Peter O'Sullivan has been sacked by the board following an investigation into his handling of a “staff ...
Gladstone Port CEO Peter O'Sullivan dismissed by board | Observer

https://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/ne ... ./3732900/
2 hours ago - THE BOARD of Gladstone Ports Corporation have dismissed chief executive officer Peter O'Sullivan. A media statement issued by the ...
.............

Mr O'Sullivan was suspended on December 13 last year, on full pay, and has had no involvement with the day-to-day operations of the port
A media statement issued by the Corporation said Mr O'Sullivan had been under investigation since last year due to concerns raised about conduct. Mr O'Sullivan was suspended on full pay since December 13. GPC have announced Craig Walker will continue to serve as CEO in an acting position.

doesn't sound like it's to do with this issue, although I wonder if anything has come of what happened..... :purple



No, it surely has nothing to do with that matter.
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