Day 144 - 28 Jun 95 - Page 03
1 designed to inform the crew of this matter?
2 A. It also in many stores, if not most stores, is posted
3 in the lobby so that customers know they should not be
4 interfering with other customers or with crew.
6 Q. Crew members would not be able to encourage other crew
7 members to join a union in the restaurant, would they?
8 A. That is not correct.
10 Q. The Crew Handbook in America -- we can go to it if you want
11 to go to it?
12 A. Are you asking me to go to it?
14 Q. Otherwise I will read out a section, I do not mind.
16 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Follow the normal practice; if it is more
17 than a line, refer Mr. Stein to the document so he can
18 follow it.
20 MS. STEEL: I think it is pink XI.
22 MR. MORRIS: It is the one that is tab 6 of something.
24 THE WITNESS: I have it.
26 MS. STEEL: Turn to tab 6.
27 A. I am there.
29 Q. Turn to page 319.
30 A. Yes, I have it.
32 Q. Under "soliciting", the second paragraph: "Solicitation by
33 employees for funds, membership, individual commitment to
34 outside organisations", which would obviously include
35 unions, would it not?
36 A. Yes, or insurance salesmen or whatever.
38 Q. Have you had a severe problem with insurance salesmen
39 coming into your stores?
40 A. My understanding is that this rule first came into
41 effect because of a variety of people coming into the store
42 -- not union people, other people -- coming into the store
43 and interfering with customers and employees. It was not
44 put in for union purposes.
46 Q. I will start again: "Solicitation by employees for funds,
47 membership, individual commitment to outside organisation
48 or causes is also prohibited on restaurant premises during
49 such employees' working time or even when not on working
50 time if such solicitation takes place in an area of the
51 restaurant frequented by customers or otherwise interferes
52 with work being performed by other employees"?
53 A. OK. I could have read that myself, but OK.
55 Q. Then the final paragraph of that section?
56 A. Do you wish me to read it?
58 Q. "Employees who have finished work are requested to leave
59 the premises as soon as possible. Off duty employees are
60 not permitted to distribute literature, to solicit or