- Created: Tuesday, 14 July 2015 16:08
- Last Updated: Monday, 31 August 2015 08:50
This July marks an industrial ‘changing of the guard’ at the ALAEA when Gary Norris, our Senior Industrial Officer, steps into retirement. Gary has been with the ALAEA for over 15 years since May 2000 and has been an integral part of our industrial team. Coming from a varied industrial background which included the mining industry Gary brought a new perspective to the ALAEA industrial think tank, one which he maintained throughout his entire career with us. Always abreast of current circumstances and events Gary’s initiative and dedicated approach has helped keep our membership ahead of the game and I’m sure you will all join us in thanking Gary for his efforts in his time at the ALAEA and wishing him all the very best for the future.
Recently ‘Team ALAEA’ (Damien Fletcher, Peter Cutajar, Lachlan Morrison, Brendan Evans and Daniel Bando) took second place in the MRO division at the AMC 2015 ‘LAME Olympics’ behind overall winner FedEx Indy, defeating last year’s winner Boeing (who finished third this time). Once again a magnificent effort by a group that first met in the hotel lobby in Miami. Please read the full article in this eTorque and consider having a go yourself; expressions of interest for 2016 are out this week.
As the financial year comes to an end we all look forward to tax time where hopefully we receive some money back from the government coffers to use for something like a summer holiday. If not, we simply try to get it out of the way as quickly as possible and get on with life. It’s also around this time that some companies begin to initiate their ‘fresh’ approaches, increase the level of change or make a ‘slight’ systematic adjustment. Put simply it is often a time when employers seek to initiate changes, and often not for the better. If that change will affect you in any way then you need to consult your agreements and your local ALAEA representative. Remember your industrial agreements and contracts have been signed by both parties and the management must adhere to them, if they don’t then that’s when you contact us at the Association.