ARTIO expands into NSW to provide IR advice to members

By: Jason Whittaker


The Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation (ARTIO) is extending its reach into New South Wales in order to represent its

The Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation (ARTIO) is extending its reach into New South Wales in order to represent its members in industrial relations and occupational health and safety matters in the State.

The announcement comes after an inaugural meeting held in Sydney on May 12 in which the branch’s first committee was announced.

Laurie D’Apice of Linfox was elected as the president while Brian Rooney of Manway Logistics and John Evic of CRT Group will be the vice-presidents. Jason Allison of Murphy Transport Solutions will also be on the committee.

While the NSW branch will start with a core group of members, the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) expects it to grow quickly. D’Apice has hailed the establishment of the branch.

"This is a great day for the NSW transport industry as we can now look after our own interests and professionally represent members to all the relevant stakeholders, including the NSW Government and the TWU," he says.

"It is our intention to build on our strong relationships with the NSW Government, NSW Workcover Authority, and other NSW agencies and departments, concerned with workplace relations and employment issues in the transport industry."

The decision to expand into NSW was made in February after ARTIO amended its rules to establish a branch in the State.

ARTIO is an Industrial Organisation of Employers registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996. It represents employers in the transport and logistics industry, particularly those engaged in road transport.

The organisation as around 440 members, which include large multi-national transport companies as well as small family owned businesses.

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