Membership Benefits

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Major membership benefits:
  • Affordable low cost membership rates based on a non-profit basis. Our fee structure is clear and transparent with no fine print.
  • Subscription fees based on an annual payment. No requirement to sign fixed contract for multiple years. No fine print interest penalty charge for late payment.
  • Employ in-house industrial/legal staff. No need to refer matters to legal firms where additional fees are charged.
  • Exclusively represent employers in the timber and timber products industry. We do not represent other industries. We are established and exist solely to provide IR/Work, Health & Safety/Workers’ Compensation support to employers in the timber industry.
  • We do not represent employees under any circumstances in this or any other industry.
  • Access to a quality in-house occupational health and safety service providing expertise on site risk assessments, noise testing, compliance of OHS written procedures/manuals. We do not need to refer OHS matters to an outside agency, incurring extra fees.
  • Access to the Association’s in-house practicing solicitor as part of your membership subscription. No necessity to be associated with outside legal firms and their associated costs when such expertise is provided in-house at no extra charge.
  • Telephone enquiry service, which is the cornerstone of your membership, is provided by senior long term staff familiar with your industry including the Association’s Solicitor and Chief Executive Officer.
  • The telephone enquiry service operates during normal business hours and then is backed by an after hours service available seven days a week at all times. This after hours service is provided by both the Chief Executive Officer – 0419 012 522, the Association’s Solicitor – 0414 557 235 and the Senior OHS/Workers’ Compensation Officer – 0418 280 335.
  • Provision of a timber industry specific workers’ compensation review and claims management service is available at unbeatable cost.
Other member benefits:

The Timber Trade Industrial Association represents over 500 companies in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and the ACT. The TTIA represents companies such as Corinthian Doors, Hume Doors, Swadlings Timber & Hardware, and members of major industry related associations including NSW Forest Products, Tree Contractors Association and the Frame & Truss Manufacturing Association.

Our membership base is wide, and includes loggers,  manufacturers, sawmills, tree contractors/arborists, timber joinery, frames and truss fabricators and merchants (timber, retail).  The membership thus allows the TTIA to have a full understanding of the Timber and Building Products Industries.

The TTIA is the only EMPLOYER ASSOCIATION specifically representing the Timber and Building Product Industry and therefore, we are able to exert major influence upon Governments, Unions and other employer associations.

No other employer association can serve your Industrial Relations needs as well as the TTIA.  The services listed below are all covered in your annual subscription.  Along with these services, the TTIA provide training courses in areas such as Award interpretation, Enterprise bargaining, Superannuation, WHS and Worker’s Compensation.

Services
  1. Upon joining the TTIA, if you subscribe to the Timber Trade Industrial Digest service, you will be supplied with a loose leaf copy of the Digest which will ensure that your business complies with the local requirement to have a copy of the appropriate award available on site for persons to view if requested. The contents of this digest are an invaluable asset to any employer in the timber industry and contain information on the Timber Industry Award 2010, Annual Leave, Long Service Leave, Parental Leave, Enterprise Bargaining, and all other relevant awards. The Digest comes in a loose-leaf version so that it can be easily updated when wage rates are varied or award conditions change.
  2. Membership of the TTIA also entitles you to the use of our award and industrial advice service. Any assistance you may require regarding the above can be directed to an Industrial Officer by phone (24 hours a day), and your inquiry will be answered promptly. Unlike other Associations, there is no limit on the amount or time of queries able to be made by Members, or any extra charge in this respect.
  3. You can also subscribe to our workers’ compensation & occupational health and safety service. This service gives you access to the latest developments in this area and also representation before the various tribunals when the need arises. Membership of this service also provides you with special rates for training and provision or set up of safety management systems. Our Workers’ Compensation & Work, Health and Safety Officers can also be contacted 24 hours a day.
  4. Membership also entitles you to on-site visits from one of our Industrial Officers who can come to your site and assist you with any problems or enquiries you may have.
  5. Other services available include training, regular updates of decisions affecting the timber and building products industries, and industrial advocacy in the appropriate Industrial Relations Commission. As a federally registered industrial organisation, we have automatic appearance rights to represent you before the appropriate industrial tribunal.

All these services are included in your annual membership fee. Training Courses are provided to Members at a significantly reduced cost per course attended.

Company or site specific training can also be provided for you on request.

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