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VTA appoints Rigby Cooke Lawyers for IR advisory

IR advisory

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) says it has appointed Rigby Cooke Lawyers to provide a workplace and industrial relations advisory service to its members.

It says the law firm provides commercial expertise and industry knowledge to private and public sector clients across Australia.

“Our appointment of Rigby Cooke Lawyers supercharges our workplace and industrial relations service and provides a seamless transition to a new advisory service model,” Peter Anderson, CEO of the VTA, says.

“VTA members have come to expect outstanding and timely IR advice, and under this new arrangement, they will have access to some of Australia’s leading industrial law practitioners,” he adds.

The VTA notes Rigby Cooke’s Workplace Relations team will provide a consultation service whereby VTA members can receive timely advice and support across all aspects of workplace and industrial relations.

It says this will include, but not be limited to: Awards and Enterprising Bargaining agreements, leave entitlements, termination and redundancy, and compliance with the Fair Work Act/National Employment Standards.

“It’s a privilege to be entrusted with this opportunity by the VTA and to serve its members,” Simone Caylock, Partner in Rigby Cooke’s Workplace Relations team, and Transport & Logistics group, says.

“Our Workplace Relations team has expertise across all aspects of workplace relations and extensive experience in the transport and logistics industry,” she adds.

She says businesses know they can trust Rigby Cooke Lawyers to give them practical advice in a timely manner.

“We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with the VTA and working more closely with its members,” she says.

The VTA notes the new arrangement follows the retirement of its Industrial Advisor Paul Ryan who served the organisation and its member for more than 25 years.

For more information on the Victorian Transport Association, click here.

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