Day 142 - 26 Jun 95 - Page 02

     1                                           Monday, 26th June 1995.
     3   MR. MORRIS:  We have just served a new witness statement
     4        regarding the situation in New Zealand and trade unions.
     6   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  In what?
     8   MR. MORRIS:  Regarding New Zealand and trade unions which I was
     9        going to bring up today anyway.  It is from the Industrial
    10        Organiser of the Service Workers Union regarding their
    11        agreements with McDonald's in New Zealand.
    13   MR. RAMPTON:  My Lord, I think I should be entitled to object to
    14        this for a number of reasons; I am not going to do so.  I
    15        have glanced at the document.  I am just looking to see if
    16        there is anything about New Zealand in the abstract.
    17        I cannot see anything at the moment.  I could easily be
    18        mistaken because I have only skimmed through it.
    20        Plainly, we are not in a position -- have not been put in a
    21        position -- where we can deal with anything that is in that
    22        document.  I have not had a chance to speak to Mr. Stein
    23        about it, and plainly at the moment we have no evidence
    24        from New Zealand for the reason, of course, that this takes
    25        us by surprise.  My Lord, on that basis, having said that,
    26        I do not formally object to this, but I do ask that no
    27        questions should be asked about it until I have had a
    28        sufficient opportunity to take instructions.
    30   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Let me just read the letter.
    32   MR. MORRIS:  It is a statement to us for the purposes of this
    33        case done last night.
    35   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  How long did you anticipate your
    36        cross-examination of Mr. Stein is likely to continue?
    38   MR. MORRIS:  We think we may finish on Thursday.
    40   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Do not deal with New Zealand before
    41        tomorrow.  If Mr. Rampton wants to address me further about
    42        this in the morning he can.  But, as far as I am concerned,
    43        he, Mr. Atkinson, or Mrs. Brinley-Codd or anyone from her
    44        firm whom Mrs. Brinley-Codd chooses, can ask Mr. Stein
    45        anything they wish about the letter.  Let us leave it there
    46        for the moment.  If anyone wants to say anything more about
    47        it, they can do so.
    49        For the time being I will add it to your Civil Evidence Act
    50        statements. 
    52   MR. MORRIS:  Yes.  The article which is referred to in the 
    53        documents was in our extra list of employment documents
    54        served about six weeks, couple of months, ago.  I cannot
    55        remember what number it was but it is an article on labour
    56        notes.
    58   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  One thing I will say:  Mr. Rampton has taken
    59        no objection to this, so there we are.  It is not to be
    60        assumed on either side that parties can serve witness

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