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Remote Working Arrangement included in Schedule I of the Clerks Award

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) 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 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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MTA NSW's Employer Guide to Jobkeeper 2.0 and the Workplace Post-Jobkeeper

As promised in our September IR Newsletter, the MTA NSW Employment Relations Department have prepared a Guide to assist Members in navigating the new Jobkeeper rules and the amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009.
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MTA NSW helps keep it local campaign

We wanted to increase awareness and let consumers know that whatever their automotive requirements, there’s likely to be a trusted service provider close to home.
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Tightened restrictions for entry into NSW from Victoria

Effective from midnight (tonight) on 21 July 2020, the New South Wales Government has created a border zone, being a clearly defined region along the Murray River which will further restrict the entry into New South Wales from Victoria. These restrictions are provided for by the Public Health (COVID-19 Border Control) Amendment Order 2020 (“the Amendment Order”), which amended the existing restrictions set out in the Public Health Order (COVID-19 Border Control) of 7th July 2020 (“PHO”).
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Mandatory Border Entry Permit for ‘Cross-Border’ Communities

This update follows a previous communication sent to Members on Tuesday 7 July 2020, regarding the ‘Closure of the New South Wales/ Victorian border.’ If your customer(s) requires their vehicle(s) to be repaired or serviced, and you operate your business from a ‘cross-border community’ – e.g. Albury-Wodonga, Echuca-Moama, Swan Hill, Mildura and towns along the Murray River, a Border Entry Permit MUST be obtained for travel. Please find the link to the NSW Government Permit landing page as well as the Eligibility Criteria to obtain a Border Entry Permit.
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MTA NSW welcomes extension of the enhanced instant asset write off stimulus initiative

The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW), today welcomed in conjunction with the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and with support by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, Jobs Minister Michaelia Cash, and Industry Minister Karen Andrews that the Federal Government’s Enhanced Instant Asset Write Off (IAWO) stimulus initiative will be extended to 31 December 2020.
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Public Health Order – Leaving Home

The New South Wales State Government released on the evening of the 30th March, 2020 an updated Public Health Order (PHO) being Public Health (COVID – 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020. The essence of the new PHO was to state that people “must not, without reasonable excuse, leave a persons’ place of residence”. The PHO goes onto to set out a number of exceptions to this blanket rule.
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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 delivers innovative and flexible, industry focused training and prides itself on producing quality outcomes.

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