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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 

Industrial Relations: MTAQ Members

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Industrial Relations: Non MTAQ Members

Becoming a Member of MTA Queensland, will provide you with comprehensive and cost-efficient access to advice from MTA Queensland's Industrial Relations (IR) experts. Many motor trades business owners say that, apart from all the other benefits, MTA Queensland’s IR service alone makes the investment in MTA Queensland's Membership outstanding value.

Courses available:

Our Industrial Relations department offers training on WH&S, Understanding the Awards, Discrimination, Dismissal, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Bullying. Weekly Industry Bulletins are sent to notify members of upcoming training events. 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.

Through MTA Queensland, 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

Courses Available: Find out more HERE

Ted Kowalski

MTAQ Industrial Relations

Ted Kowalski is the Manager of our Industrial Relations department and has been with MTAQ since January 1984.

He has over 40 years’ experience in Industrial Relations and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Queensland – with majors in Industrial Relations and Psychology.

Paul Murray

MTAQ Industrial Relations

Following an initial career in academia on emigrating to Australia, Paul retrained for a mid-life switch to employment and industrial relations. He has, for the last three years, been providing advice and support in matters relating to Fair Work, discrimination, dismissal, workplace discipline and performance, and other HR and IR issues.

Whether providing day to day advice on the Modern Awards that govern the industry or representing the interests of members in commission hearings and conferences, Paul looks forward to putting his professional skills to good use in assisting members and leaving them free to pursue their core business.

MTA Group

MTA Queensland is the peak body representing the interests of employers in the retail, service and repair sectors of Queensland’s automotive industry.

MTA Institute (RTO No. 31529) is the largest private provider of automotive apprenticeships and training in Queensland.

MTAiQ, Australia’s first automotive innovation hub, is a facility offering an eco-system that supports innovation in the motor trades.

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