Saturday, 30 April 2016

Union Members Continue to Get Poor Representation

Interesting extract we found in an article this evening. Seems to confirm our theory on the union movements tragic devotion to a model that fails to service union members.

Sourced from Industrial Relations Journal, British union renewal: does salvation really lie beyond the workplace? (30 April 2016) <>

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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Employers Obligations Case - Schneider v AMP Capital Investors Ltd [2016] NSWSC 333; BC201602254

A woman has failed in seeking damages against AMP Capital Investors Ltd, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Australia Pty Ltd and ISS Integrated Services Pty Ltd, for injuries she allegedly sustained when she tripped upon exiting a lift in a building where the respondents had relevant capacities. 

The New South Wales Supreme Court, in finding that none of the respondents were liable, dismissed all cross-claims filed between and among them because neither party to the cross-claims were tortfeasors and no occasion arose for ordering contribution or indemnity.*

TORT – negligence – lift stopping out of level with fixed floor – failure of plaintiff to prove dimension of trip hazard – duty of care owed by a building management company which operated the lifts and occupied the lift foyers – content of the duty – requirement to institute maintenance regime – no breach established
PERSONAL INJURY – trip accident alleged to have caused permanent exacerbation of pre-existing cervical spondylosis – incomplete pre-accident history given to post-accident treating specialist – competing diagnosis of unchanged idiopathic pain disorder – permanent exacerbation not proved 

For the full article, visit 

* Lexis Nexis, Document:  Employer obligations — Schneider v AMP Capital Investors Ltd [2016] NSWSC 333; BC201602254 (23 April 2016) <>.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Townsville Prison Officers Meeting

The Australian Prison Officers Association and Workers First will be in Townsville on 11 May 2016 to meet with Prison Officers to discuss local concerns and share information passed on from members in the southern States including Victoria and New South Wales.

Brian Newman said "this is a very exciting time for the APOA and Workers First as all the hard work starts seeing our respective membership grow and prosper".

To arrange a private consultation with Brian, email | 0738073807|  

Monday, 4 April 2016

Federal Government Warns Against Strike Action

Have you ever asked yourself what portion of a union official's pay is lost when they are out in the workplaces advocating for strikes? | 0738073807 |

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