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Everybody Out

Everybody Out is the official news bulletin of APTIA. Sent directly to APTIA Members each month, the bulletin reports on current and breaking Industrial Relations news, stakeholder news, recent industry decisions as well as important industry dates.  Below is the most recent version of the Everybody Out. Archive copies of Everybody Out are available to APTIA Members (please visit our Membership Area for more information on how to become a Member or to login to the Membership Area).


June 2019 edition

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Members News: Right of Entry
From 1 July 2019, right of entry permits issued by the Fair Work Commission must include a photo and signature of the permit holder, pursuant to the Fair Work Amendment (Modernising Right of Entry) Regulations 2019 registered by the Government earlier this year. Following consultation with stakeholders, including the Australian Chamber, Fair Work Commission has today released the new approved form of entry permit.

Members News: 2019 Bus Expo and Maintenance Conference
You are encouraged to register now for this spectacular event being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd October 2019. Strong demand from industry suppliers has the exhibition nearly at capacity. This event is the only bus and coach expo being held in Australia in 2019 and will deliver unprecedented quality and value for attendees.

Members News: 2019 Wage Rise
The Fair Work Commission has announced that the minimum wage will increase for 2019/ 2020 by 3%. The flow on is that all Awards will increase by 3%. The 25% loading for casual employees will remain the same. The increase awarded by the Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel on Minimum Wages will increase the National Minimum Wage from $719.20 to $740.80, or $21.60 per week, but for someone being paid the median award on $1,100 per week, this increase will be $33 per week. A summary of the changes that impact our industry can be found in Everybody Out.

Members News: APTIA Breakfasts - Melbourne 18 June 2019
APTIA’s second breakfast took place in the offices of KHQ Lawyers in Collins Street, Melbourne on Tuesday 18 June 2019. KHQ Lawyers hosted the morning which was well attended by many Melbourne based bus operators and members of BusVic.KHQ senior Partner, Chris Gianatti gave an overview of the recent developments for casual employment, following Skene’s case, whilst the breakfast participants shared their employment practices and experiences with employing casuals.

Members News: TasBus Annual Conference
TasBus has recently held its annual conference in Launceston. Both Geoff Lewis, CEO and President Shane (Bubbles) Dewsbery worked tirelessly to make sure the event was memorable. APTIA gave an overview to the delegates of the most recent federal elections and what operators could expect going forward. The Conference was well attended and well received by delegates. TasBus are to be commended for their continuing charitable efforts resultant from their conference dinner which this year saw the Launceston City Mission and the Tasmanian Guide Dogs Association as worthy recipients.
Well done to TasBus and its members.

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