MTAA members are providing updates to their members on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) including information about occupational health and safety, workplace relations and other important information. In addition, each state government and the commonwealth government are providing assistance packages to help businesses.
The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) regards the automotive supply chain as essential services defined by Part 1, Section 4, Clause 1, (l) - Essential Services Act 1988 (NSW); Section 3,Clause (a), (b) and (g) - Essential Services Act 1958 (Victoria); Section 2, Interpretation - Essential Services Act 1981 (SA) and companion legislation where it exists in other jurisdictions.
MTAA CEO Richard Dudley attended a very well attended meeting of the APRA-WA Committee in Perth this week. 20 Auto Parts recyclers attended the meeting to hear on what APRAA, MTAA and MTA-WA have been doing on their behalf internationally and nationally. Topics included:
As well as discuss significant local issues such as increasing instances of theft of catalytic converters (because of the value of the rare and precious metals) were discussed. MTAA / APRAA requested any information from APRAA member businesses so that this could be analysed and passed onto the National Vehicle Theft Reduction Council and Law Enforcement Agencies.
A packed APRAWA meeting listening to MTAA CEO Richard Dudley on behalf of APRAA and
discuss a wide range of matters impacting auto parts and auto recycling.