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Adverts in DoT vehicle registrations

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:45

From time to time member's contact us questioning third party advertising in vehicle registration mail. Some members believe that he inclusion of advertising is a conflict of interest for the Department of Transport  (DoT) and perceive it as an endorsement. We asked the Department about it and this is their statement.

Department of Transport Statement

The Department of Transport (DoT) Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) business unit engaged an external provider via a competitive tendering process, to coordinate inclusion of advertising material in DVS external correspondence.

Advertising material has been included with all light vehicle renewal notices since 3 February 2014.

Advertising guidelines have been established and an Advertising Review Committee formed to assess the appropriateness of all advertising material prior to its inclusion in external correspondence.

All advertising inserts relate to transport goods or services only.

All advertising inserts include a disclaimer indicating that the State of Western Australia does not warrant, endorse or recommend any goods or services advertised.

DVS customers have the option to not receive advertising material by registering their preference at transport.wa.gov.au/webExternal/preferences and selecting the ‘Opt Out’ function

(Note: Information deemed vital to customers will not be affected by the ‘Opt Out’ function).

Revenue from the inclusion of advertising flyers is used to offset departmental costs and for customer service improvements across DoT.

TWU targets wage theft

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 23 May 2017 10:30

The Transport Workers’ Union will call for jail terms for employers who engage in wage theft from their staff.

The Union will demand that governments of all political persuasions hold employers to account over wage theft, TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon will say. The Union will seek support from the Labor Party to change the law to ensure wage theft by employers throughout the supply chain is made an offence.

Congratulations to our graduating apprentices

Pia Duxbury Monday, 22 May 2017 14:30

Congratulations to Caitlin Rodgers on completing her Auto Electrical Apprenticeship and Abigail Dunford on completing her Cert II Automotive Refinishing

Caitlin commenced her apprenticeship with Transdev 3/2/2014 after completing an auto electrical pre apprenticeship.

OEM Approved, give your workshop the protection

Pia Duxbury Monday, 22 May 2017 12:41

Car manufacturers today are increasingly obliged to deliver better fuel economy and reduced exhaust emissions, while also striving for greater durability (extended warranty) and longer maintenance intervals (longer oil drain). Not surprisingly this puts great stress on the lubricant. Using the correct oil keeps an engine running smoothly. Using the wrong oil could damage the engine, burn more fuel, increase emissions and even invalidate a car’s warranty.

How to: Manage employee performance and termination

Pia Duxbury Monday, 22 May 2017 11:40

Managing performance is often a challenge and in today’s modern environment the business must have processes and procedures in place to avoid unfair dismissals and/or general protection breaches.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd (Ultra Tune), a national motor vehicle repair franchisor, for a number of alleged failures to comply with the Franchising Code (the Code) and for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

Keeping 4WD tracks open in WA

Pia Duxbury Monday, 22 May 2017 11:16

Around 20 people turned up on the sign install day held at Big Darken, Piggery road in the Wandoo National Park which Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) look after. This area is home to some rare flora and fauna, the area comprises of environmentally sensitive wetlands, granite outcrops and stunning vegetation which makes for a great day out in the 4WD or on foot enjoying the area.

MTA WA recommend that our members exercise caution and consider the repercussions of choosing to fit customer supplied parts, particularly the possibility of liability claims. By agreeing to fit parts supplied by a customer, you are making a judgement call that the part is fit for purpose.

AMBRA concerns over IAG parts trial

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:39

Jeff Williams, chairman of the Australian Motor Body Repairers Association (AMBRA) has released the following statement on the group's concerns over the IAG genuine parts trial.

The MTAs body repair division committees have raised a number of significant issues impacting all state members through AMBRA, the national division of the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA).

Craig Lowndes opens Balcatta training centre

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:38

Over 100 members came to the MTA WA Balcatta last Wednesday for the official opening of the training centre. Craig was an absolute super star, opening the centre and taking to opportunity to meet members and sign merchandise.  If you missed out on the night check out the videos of our Q&A.

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