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Petition to John Smith

Regulators, urged to investigate the corrupt business practices of New World Resources.

Thirteen Thousand people could face imminent loss of their jobs and the shareholders to have their assets stolen and made worthless. Unless the Regulators, ESMA European Securities and Markets Authority, and the European Commission and the Ombudsman's. Immediately step in to investigate the business practices and scrutinize all past and present company director's dealings, for being allegedly incompetent and failing to perform their duties in a responsible way for New World Resources/ OKD/ Karbonia S.A.  AHG group is a majority 60% shareholder and owns 65% of the debt notes liabilities. They wanted to blackmail the Czech Government into giving money to keep the company going from a claimed false bankruptcy. AHG group allegedly wants to use the rules in their debt notes to take control over New World Resources . Management was unwilling to sell a large stockpile of their own produced coal which was worth more than a future given Czech government loan that remains mostly unused. Even on the company website of OKD, there it is written that AHG Group will keep “all stakeholders informed” including shareholders. But this is not the case at all for us shareholders and employees.All the regulators must investigate the fact that New World Resources owner of OKD and Karbonia S.A. Has always published the future contract prices for coking and there thermal coal products within the first few weeks of the year when they set the price for their customers. Or set new contacts over each quarter of the year as it's common practice in the coal industry. All coking and thermal coal pricing have been omitted and we the shareholders and employees are being deceived and mislead with false information.On the 3rd of May 2016, Management alleged incompetent directors decided in an internal meeting to put the company in a “Bankruptcy Petition” and this forced on our shares the, Suspension of all traded shares.The Czech Government later in May 2016 appointed an Administrator Insolvency trustee:ING Lee Louda Vodickova 41, 110 00 Prague 1 Guarantor of New World resources.The regulators must ensure the recent dealing of the AHG owner of M&G Debt opportunities Fund II over trying to force a liquidation to be stopped. And stop the 11 Oct 2016, AHG security agent Citibank S.A from selling company assets in Poland, Karbonia S.A. As we question the validity of this illegal and unauthorized transaction. Also 17 Oct 2016 Explanatory Liquidation Circular contains many dishonest and deceiving statements sent to shareholders for this uncalled for 3rd November 2016 General meeting. (coking coal up 100% not true it's up over 300% since Nov 2015) We also humbly request that the current OKD Management, Insolvency Administrator Lee Louda and the Creditors Committee, Supervisory board, through the Czech Court with urgency re-evaluate and make a new reorganisation plan that reflects the present day coking and thermal coal prices. And we ask OKD that they really must upgrade and use present day future long-term forecasts for coal prices to reflect the recent massive price increases. Therefore it would be a prudent move for OKD to re-examined its own coal reserves so they can be upgraded and then to re-issue a new plan showing a much longer life for it's own coal mines. We are reluctant and sorry to tell you that we the minority shareholders feel that the Creditor Committee has only a closing down plan for OKD like Paskov. And we beg and ask you, Please do not close down our highly profitable coal mines. The Regulators, ESMA European Securities and Markets Authority, and the European Commission  and the Ombudsman's must all ensure  what the proprietor has claimed and the validity of their unwarranted “Bankruptcy petition”, and investigate all their business practices and scrutinize all director’s dealings especially former shadow director Zdenek Bakala. We the shareholders do have rights too. The company of New World resources is now making massive profits as of the early October 2016 coking coal contracts have settled at multi-year highs not seen since late 2011 of $200US/180Euro dollars a tonne. And thermal coal prices have now over doubled in price since the start of 2016 . ( See links below) The Regulators, ESMA European Securities and Markets Authority, and the European Commission, and the Ombudsman's must intervene urgently and we the shareholders ask for the immediate suspension of shares to be released and this unwarranted bankruptcy petition to be removed and this illegal liquidation to be stopped as it has never been authorised by the Administrator or passed by the Ostrava regional court who is presiding over all legal matters relating to New World Resources.  We the minority shareholders who have human rights make a declaration. The Czech Politicians Government and Courts, Czech Authorities CNB, Administrator Lee Louda, OKD Creditor committee and Supervisory board are allegedly using and making false and fabricated  purported documents to use thievery to steal and cheat us out of our minority shareholding of New World Resources PLC that owns 100% of OKD. Please we are humbled and we beg and ask the European Commission and European Ombudsman to take heed to this petition. We the people who have signed this petition lastly proclaim that OKD is now solvent and has been making massive profits since the third quarter of September 2016. So therefore OKD can not be bankrupt or insolvent. And we all give our permission to the UK Financial Conduct Authority to represent us minority shareholders of New World Resources in regards to the insolvency order, bankruptcy petition over OKD. We are asking the FCA to attend the creditors' committee meeting's of OKD to  represent our minority shareholder interests.   -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NWR  assigned liquidators can be contacted or send complaint here. I have sent a complaint on behalf our all people who signed this petition. Mark Skelton, Geoffrey Bouchier and Paul Williams of Duff & Phelps B.V., Rembrandt Tower, Amstelplein 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1096HA : DP.NWR@duffandphelps.com :  Jonathan.Lane@duffandphelps.com : Nicole.Lomax-Gardiner@duffandphelps.com Number 1 most important  place that minority shareholders  must complain too. https://www.fca.org.uk/markets/ukla/contact/complaint-against-issuer  - 13 Nov 2017 2- https://www.handbook.fca.org.uk/handbook/EG/13/13.html Number 2 second place must complain too. https://www.sfo.gov.uk/contact-us/reporting-serious-fraud-bribery-corruption/   -13 Nov 2017 2- https://www.handbook.fca.org.uk/handbook/EG/App/3/3.html Number 3 third place must complain too. Number 3.A http://ec.europa.eu/your-rights/help/individuals/index_en.htm - Number 3.B http://ec.europa.eu/justice/citizen/complaints/petition/index_en.htm Number 3.C https://petiport.secure.europarl.europa.eu/petitions/en/home Minority NWR shareholders you must it's "urgent" complain to the European commission (17 June 2017). We the minority shareholders are being deceived and treated like we are criminals. Shareholders laws are in place to protect our rights in the Euro Zone. Please add and send copy of our petition Number 4 on list you must complain to now minority shareholders/Human beings are now. https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/start.faces  - Please complain firstly and mainly about the  European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) refusal to help ( Note many of us petition signers have received refusal email/letter from ESMA). Secondly about the Czech Government and Courts, Czech Authorities CNB, Administrator Lee Louda, OKD Creditor committee and Supervisory board are allegedly using and making fabricated documents to use thievery to steal and cheat us out of our minority shareholding of New World Resources PLC that owns 100% of OKD!. Note that OKD/NWR is and has been making massive profits since Q3 third quarter of 2016.  Please always add this petition. http://ec.europa.eu/justice/citizen/complaints/index_en.htm On hold at moment due to me being happy with response from the UK FCA regulator 13 Nov 2017. My opinion is Czech Republic long time waisting and inaction are holding back FCA from taking any actions. http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/faq/businesses/answers/rules_a7.html http://www.ochrance.cz/en/complaints-about-authorities/how-to-lodge-a-complaint/ Update 10 Jan 2017 I received an email reply from the Czech Ombudsman, I regret to report that they are only recognising complaints from “Czech citizens”.Please complain about the inaction over OKD from the Czech CNB regulator. The proposed closing down of all OKD coal mines by creditors committee, Administrator and alleged Czech Government or anything else you think is relevant in the Czech Republic. And please make sure you add this Petition's link in your email. https://www.esma.europa.eu/about-esma/esma-in-short/complaints -European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) . I have wrote a letter that included our petition signatures. Because I was not happy with the response and inaction from the Czech Regulator (CNB). I Recommend all shareholders of NWR that the ESMA is now the most important place for us all to complain to next. Please send your formal complaint email/letter to the ESMA requesting further actions and a investigation. Please also do not forget to add a link for our Petition to your email. https://postimg.org/image/5el0i2nan/ Note: My Email/Letter is my opinion and everything I have written is alleged. https://ec.europa.eu/anti-fraud/olaf-and-you/report-fraud_en – We the shareholders of New World Resources, have a obligation to complain about Mr Zdenek Bakala just like Pavol Krupa. Please add and send copy of our petition.  www.okd.cz/en/about-us/management -:info@okd.cz  . We the minority shareholders legally own part of New World Resources that owns OKD. Well I have complained may times to info@nwrgroup.eu they don't even answer or reply. Regulators must take action!. https://postimg.org/image/ohvv42rtb/ -31 Dec 2011 report, NWR/OKD “Life of the mines plan” shows continued production for all coal mines until 2030. https://postimg.org/image/6u3uuxh4n/ - 9th Aug 2013 OKD own website has Karvina and CSA site extending the mines production of coal until 2035!. https://postimg.org/image/iquh7e30b/ -31 DEC 2013 NWR/OKD 65% decrease of saleable coal reserves. Note: The decrease relates to the downward adjustment of company's long-term coal prices. Coking coal prices are now at all time record high's in Euro dollar terms for Q1 2017. https://postimg.org/image/kf0oni7wr/ -23 SEPTEMBER 2014. I personally gave my own money as did most other minority shareholders to save  NWR and OKD from a very real bankruptcy !. Czech Politicians, Government, Courts, Czech Authorities CNB, Administrator Lee Louda, OKD Creditor committee and Supervisory board forgets or is unwilling to acknowledge the truth!.  http://www.kurzy.cz/nazory/default.asp?A=N&PR=1253897&T=10664 https://postimg.org/image/8upkxwbzh/ - 30 NOV 2015 My personal email written to New World Resources in regards to Payroll Tax Deferral in talks with the Czech Government. The email has a verified confirmation that is was received and passed on to management at NWR/OKD. Some of the information is here: https://postimg.org/image/7so1jg957/ https://postimg.org/image/i6i13m62f/ - 18 Dec 2015 NWR Strategic Review Process note this report is now irrelevant. Due to fact that coal prices are very high now and economics are equal or even surpass the figures indicated in the past 2011 report. https://postimg.org/image/zcwxclckt/ -Monday 18 April 2016 China restricts the legal working days to 276 days per year. No weekend work for all Chinese coal mines/miners. Well here is the real story of how and why the Coking and thermal coal prices have had this unprecedented rally in 2016. The answer is China!. And we thank you so very much the Chinese Government. https://postimg.org/image/9emfauc8l/  - OKD Bankrupt Petition p10 on 31 March 2016. OKD own coal inventories/stockpile of coal prove that if sold prior to this “Bankruptcy Petition" it could have all been avoided. And this petition was dishonestly ,falsely and unwarranted called for by the company Directors and you could assume under the majority shareholder AHG Group orders. https://postimg.org/image/oh45v4knn/ OKD Coal inventory was over 1.3 million tonnes in 2012.  http://www.kurzy.cz/nazory/default.asp?A=N&PR=1231565&T=10664 -2nd May 2016: Reuters reports "AHG group offers to sell NWR for 120 million euro to the Czech Government and the write off 450 million debt leaving 115 million euro debt to repay https://www.docdroid.net/oeXrumJ/3rd-may-2016-okd-insolvency-petition-regional-court-in-ostrava-under-file-no-b-2900.pdf.html - Adobe Reader only. The parts highlighted in Yellow are the most important to read. https://www.docdroid.net/WLNy7dn/1-insolvency-petition-petition-for-approval-of-restructuring.pdf.html#page=2 3rd May 2016 OKD Bankruptcy Petition - Regional Court in Ostrava under file No. B 2900.  Allegedly dishonest and falsely issued over OKD. http://www.platts.com/latest-news/metals/london/peabody-deal-at-200mt-said-to-break-q4-coking-21741895 - -10 Oct 2016 Q3 3rd Quarter 2016 benchmark deal Peabody coal settled mid-vol Coking coal contract at $200/Mt FOB up from the previous Q2 pricing of $92.50 https://postimg.org/image/hqsn82etj/  - 24 Oct 2016 Large Thermal coal contract for  6300Kcal thermal coal settled at $94.75/ 87Euro for the period of one year starting October 1, 2016 through to September 30, 2017. http://postimg.org/image/dvtujaq99/ - 1st Nov 2016 Newcastle thermal coal price peaked at $115 https://postimg.org/image/xfs1108u5/  -6 Nov 2016 investicniwebdotcz OKD loan proof that only 150 million CZK has only been used or drawn down of the Czech Government loan. Paskov no formal request has been given to the Czech Government for money to help the 1600 employees. https://postimg.org/image/9tw1dwz0z/  -Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 Coking coal peaked at $315 US dollars tonne. http://www.businessinsider.com.au/chart-coking-coal-prices-are-going-ballistic-jumping-over-300-in-a-year-2016-11 – 11 Nov 2016 Good Chart showing 300% increase of Coking coal price in 2016. https://postimg.org/image/d149xs841/ - November 2016 OKD closing down report all highly profitable mines to be closed down by 2023. Paskov will be closed down on 31 March 2017. Paskov produces coking coal price is now at highest ever recorded in euro dollar terms. Shame on you!. https://postimg.org/image/alvwnz49b/ - 12 Dec 2016 Mid-Vol Coking coal contract for Q1 2017 settled at $285US/269Euro a tonne. NWR/OKD cash costs per tonne previously forecast at 65Euro or without Paskov at 60Euro but it's now possible for cash costs to be even lower than expected.  http://www.kurzy.cz/nazory/default.asp?A=N&PR=1244061&T=10664  -liquidator Duff & amp; Phelps BV letter to OKD. 23 March 2017 Duff & Phelps are experts and they believe OKD is solvent and can not be bankrupt too!. So NWR own's 100% of OKD!. So why is NWR in Bankruptcy ask the AHG Group and ultimately Bakala????. Thievery of NWR minority shareholders is common in my opinion!. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8fjFyfKJMQ  -2:32 Youtube video about the alleged theif Bakala robbing OKD. Note just before NWR IPO initial public offering on stockmarkets in 2008. OKD had 44,000 appartments attached. Bakala transfered and later sold and failed to honour a past agreement with the miners to buy the appartments at a fair price. It was almost hidden in the small fine print in the IPO documents so a normal investor will not understand. And transfered billions out of OKD/NWR. ASSET STRIPING!. BAKALA your a liar!. https://postimg.org/image/3vj516zdx/ 31st July 2017 Coking coal around $200usd the  current pricing  is now based on average pricing index formula over the quarter. https://www.reuters.com/article/glencore-coal-japan/update-1-glencore-japans-tohoku-electric-set-annual-coal-price-at-94-75-t-sources-idUSL4N1MO1NS - 13th October 2017-September 2018 one year price setting thermal coal contract settled at $94.75usd a tonne. http://www.kurzy.cz/nazory/default.asp?A=C&id_m=60038 - Please use this link to follow my latest updates and for much more information. http://www.kurzy.cz/ven/?u=http%3A//www.okd.cz/en/about-us/news/new-owner-of-nwr-okd-is-ahg&f=zr&c=wfnListNazory&r=http%3A//www.kurzy.cz/nazory/default.asp%3FA%3DC%26id_m%3D60038&t=10911 -OKD own website displays the majority owner AHG Group.  

John Smith
114 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Hon. Michaelia Cash, Tim Van Schyndel, Hon. Brendan O'Connor

Stop Domino's Pizza Paying Below the "Minimum Wage"

Demand Wage Justice for Domino's Delivery Drivers. Please let Domino's know what you think about them paying below the minimum wage right here on their Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/DominosAustralia Delivery Drivers for Domino's are paid below the award rate of pay and the "Minimum Wage". My 19 year old son was paid $14.51 per hour for 2 hours per day, plus $2.27 per delivery. He had to pay the cost of running his vehicle out of this $2.27. So per shift, he was paid after expenses about $30. Also a uniform fee was deducted from his pay and a car insurance fee was deducted from his pay totaling $14.46 per week! If he was paid the award wage he would work 3 hours at a payrate of $18.98 plus 41 cents per km for vehicle use. So he would earn after car running costs about $60. Domino's pay is about half of the award rate! Recently Domino's announced a 57% increase in profit, profit driven by this pathetic unfair pay rate! It's not like Domino's can't afford to pay more. This ability to underpay workers gives a commercial advantage to greedy and unscrupulous employers and penalises those employers who are paying the correct award rate. This practice has been going on for many years, in fact the drivers work under a workplace agreement from 2005, yes that's right, it is 12 years out of date!  It is degrading for young people to have to work for substandard pay. This is unacceptable in Australia. Demand that Domino's fixes this wage injustice now!        

Keith Wade
45,193 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to Mark Goddard

Call on Glassons to Prevent Worker Exploitation

In 2016, World Baptist Aid gave Glassons a C+ grade for their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chain. We believe Glassons can and should do better. We want to see Glassons achieve at least an A- rating, so we can trust that our purchases are not the result of the exploitation of others.  KEY ISSUES:  The Living Wage According to research by Baptist World Aid Australia, almost none of the workers within the Glassons supply chain are paid a living wage.  This is a wage necessary to meet basic needs, such as food, water, shelter, clothing, power, healthcare and education.  We believe in paying those that make our clothing fairly for the work they do.   Lack of Transparency Who made my clothes? This is a simple question.  But we can’t find the answer, because Glassons currently does not reveal its factory locations or suppliers, nor are audit reports or  wage data publicly available. We don’t even know which countries the raw materials used are sourced from.  This lack of transparency costs lives. It’s impossible for us to be sure human rights are being respected and that Glassons is adhering to their policies without fair communication with us, the customers. Worker Empowerment There are no democratically elected unions active in the facilities where Glassons clothing is made.  This, combined with the lack of functioning grievance mechanisms accessible to workers, creates a worrying situation in which workers are unable to voice their concerns about violations to their rights and safety.  Glassons currently has a D+ rating for worker empowerment. Raw Materials Sourcing So far, every attempt Glassons has made to rectify problems has tackled only one end of the supply chain: the final stage, when garments are sewn together. We need greater accountability for the very first stages: here we see a huge drop-off in traceability.  Currently Glassons do not know where their raw materials (such as cotton) are sourced from, nor do they conduct audits of working conditions.  This is concerning because it is at these deeper, more removed levels of the supply chain that the greatest risks of worker exploitation exist. We’re asking Glassons to:   Launch projects to pay ALL their workers a living wage  increase transparency by publicising factory locations and suppliers, aggregated wage data, audit reports, and countries in which textiles production and raw materials sourcing takes place.  Empower their workers by promoting access to trade unions, engaging with labour rights NGOs, training workers on their rights and entitlements, and creating functioning grievance mechanisms within supplier contexts.  Improve the traceability of their raw materials production to ensure no worker exploitation exists within their supply chain. It's vital that Glassons knows we care about #whomademyclothes.  Check out fashionrevolution.org for more info on how you can be part of the movement for fairer fashion.  

Katharine Woolrych
587 supporters