25th May, 2015 · Workplace Relations

Member Benefits

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AADA Dealer members can now access Industrial Relations and Workplace Health and Safety services at an exclusive rate.
Industrial relations, that is, the management of obligations and entitlements between employers and employees is an incredibly important matter for businesses, including dealerships.

Historically, new car dealers have received Industrial Relations advice and support from the State Motor Trades Associations. The cost of this advice is usually part of the membership fee of the Motor Trades Association and is based on a formula that links fees to employee numbers.

Using this system, large multi-franchise Dealers have often paid several MTA membership fees if their business extends across various States and Territories. What’s more, the Industrial Relations advice is usually restricted to help desk support, with representation on behalf of companies at mediation and commission hearings charged as an additional cost.

However, this is all set to change with the current modern award system in Australia essentially removing State-based award differences, suggesting that Industrial Relations specialists with a knowledge of different State awards is no longer a necessity.

The recent creation of the Australian Automotive Dealer Association Ltd (AADA) as a separate national entity, along with the formation of the Australian Motor Dealer Council (AMDC) requires the provision of national Industrial registration and advice, specific to motor dealers.

As such, AADA can now offer members the opportunity to access Industrial Relations and Workplace Health and Safety related services at a special member rate. The services will be provided by MTA Global, including (but not limited to):

  • A dedicated telephone number for Dealers to ring for industry specific Industrial Relations advice
  • Expertise and support on all employment-related issues such as unfair dismissal claims, wage disputes, discrimination claims, and bullying claims
  • Representation in Fair work matters such as the current four year review of Modern Awards
  • Liaison with Fair Work Australia inspectors regarding complaints lodged by employees
  • Workplace health and safety advice on all issues

An information kit, including registration forms for both AADA membership and Industrial Relations Advice Registration was sent nationally to Dealers in late April.

For more information contact MTA Global – email info@aada.asn.au