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Industrial Relations

The MTA Queensland Industrial Relations department provides reliable and timely advice to members by way of regular information bulletins and phone contact on topics including: wages; long service leave calculations; termination pay; notice requirements; apprentices wages and conditions; discrimination; harassment; bullying; dismissal procedures; taxation; workers compensation; and workplace health and safety.

Our Industrial Relations experts, Ted Kowalski and Paul Murray, run regular training courses throughout Queensland to ensure that our Members always have the necessary skills to comply with the full range of industrial relations laws and regulations. We can also assist and/or represent members in proceedings dealing with wage complaints, alleged unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.

For tailored advice contact the team on 3237 8777 or email

Ted Kowalski

MTAQ Industrial Relations

Paul Murray

MTAQ Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations: MTAQ Members

Login to the members' portal for information on the following IR aspects:

  • Employment Legislation
  • Wages & Factsheets
  • Human Resources
    • Termination
    • Discrimination
    • Employment Templates
    • Model Policies
    • Position Descriptions
    • Pre-employment
    • Tax and Super advice
  • IR / WH&S Training
  • Public Holidays / Trading Hours
  • WH&S
  • Codes of Practice
  • Guidance Sheets
  • Risk Assessments / Checklists

Industrial Relations: Non MTAQ Members

If you become a Member of MTAQ, you will be provided with comprehensive and cost-efficient access to advice from MTAQ’s IR experts. Many motor trades business owners say that, apart from all the other benefits, MTAQ’s Industrial Relations service alone makes the investment in MTAQ Membership outstanding value.

Courses available:

Through the MTA Institute, courses are available to strengthen knowledge of some critical aspect of Industrial Relations.

  • Introduction to Workplace Health & Safety – employer responsibilities more
  • Understanding modern awards, national employment standards and the fair work system more
  • Dealing with dismissals, discrimination, harassment and bullying more
  • Understanding modern award provisions, dismissals, discrimination, harassment and bullying laws more


The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) is the peak body representing the interests of over 2,500 employers in the retail service and repair sectors of Queensland's automotive industry.

Get In Touch

  • Phone: (07) 3237 8777
  • Toll free: 1800 177 951
  • Fax: (07) 3844 4488
  • Email:
  • Postal Address: PO Box 4530, Eight Mile Plains Qld 4113
  • ABN 74 028 933 848


Our Location

  • Freeway Office Park, Building 8
  • 2728 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

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