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News and Events

Wearing of Fitted Face Masks in Greater Sydney Region, Central Coast and Wollongong, and ER Code Requirements

Members will be aware that commencing at midnight on Sunday 3rd January, 2021 a new Public Health Order came into effect surrounding the wearing of “face coverings” in certain premises. Whilst the news reports concentrated on hospitality venues inclusive of shopping centers, hairdressing salons and tanning salons, members should be aware that the Public Health Order covers many more venues and in our view will apply to many of our members.
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Extension of Relief for Tenancies Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Commencing on the 1st January, 2021 the Retail and Other commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation (No 3) 2020 came into operation. Members will be aware that since April 2020 tenants that have qualified for receipt of monies under the JobKeeper scheme have been able to negotiate a reduction in their rental payments to landlords consistent with the reduction in turnover experienced by the tenant’s business during the pandemic.
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Guidelines for Underground Petroleum Storage

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued new guidelines to help operators of underground petroleum storage systems minimise the potential for fuel leaks.
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REMOTE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS INCLUDED IN SCHEDULE I OF THE CLERKS AWARD

Further to our December IR News, Schedule I of the Clerks Award has been extended to 30 June 2021. There have also been significant changes made to Schedule I which are outlined below and take effect from the first full pay period on or after 22 December 2020.
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MTA NSW DONATIONS SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH, WELLBEING AND RELIEF ASSISTANCE

The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW), an Employers Association representing thousands of automotive businesses in NSW, has entered into the Christmas spirit this year with a $100,000 donation that will be shared among four organisations, R U OK?, Beyond Blue, Rural Aid and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
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MTA NSW Welcomes Draft Legislation to Mandate Access to Service and Repair Information

The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW) and the Motor Traders’ Association of Australia (MTAA), both welcomed the recent release of world-leading draft legislation to mandate access to motor vehicle service and repair information. The release follows two years of intensive investigations and wide-ranging consultation by the Treasury Department and other Government portfolios.
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MTA NSW Training Campaign

Have a passion for cars? Then consider a career in the automotive industry. MTA NSW is a Registered Training Organisation and has been delivering flexible training across NSW since 1996. Take a look at what a day in the life of working at an automotive based workshop could look like.
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MTA NSW Welcomes the Government Economic Response to COVID-19 – Assistance for Employers.

Addressing a fundamental shortage of skills in the industry over the last 10 years remains a challenge for many Auto Trades Employers. MTA NSW Training understands there is no one solution. There are many young Australians keen to become an Automotive Tradesperson, with some beginning their careers undertaking Automotive Prevocational Courses while in senior high school
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Highlights of the Federal Budget 2020/21

The important key points in the latest budget.
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Fuel thieves targeted after launch of fail-to-pay stickers at service stations

Drivers who fail to pay for petrol are in the sights of Burwood Police Area Command, with officers placing stickers on fuel bowsers to target fraudsters. The initiative has been launched by the command in conjunction with the Motor Traders’ Association (MTA) of NSW to tackle fuel theft offences in the inner west area, including Burwood, Strathfield, Ashfield, Concord, and Drummoyne.
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AHVRA

The Australian Heavy Vehicle Repairers Association (AHVRA) represents the heavy vehicle accident repair industry at a national level.

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ERIS

Created by MTA NSW, the Employment Relations Information System (ERIS) is a web based interactive employment relations system.

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MTC

Motor Trades Cares (MTC) provides access to free industry WHS and worker’s insurance information and topical publications, webinars, management system resources, including policies, procedures and supporting checklist and forms.

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Green Stamp

Green Stamp is an environmental program that aims to help businesses achieve environmental compliance.

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MTA Training

MTA Training delivers innovative and flexible, industry focused training and prides itself on producing quality outcomes.

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SSA

The Service Station Association (SSA) is a division of MTA NSW representing businesses within the petroleum industry.

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