SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING - MARCH 18
Minutes of the Special General Meeting of the Rail Track Association Australia
As you may be aware, the RTAA held a Special General Meeting in March to discuss the proposal to increase membership fees. In order to meet our strategic objectives, continue to provide value to our members and support the rail industry in general, it was agreed by all RTAA Members in attendance to increase membership fees.The minutes are attached for your perusal and below is the price increases for quick reference.
The new price increase will come into effect on the 1 July 2018 and another email notifying all members will be sent closer to the time.
- The Classic level is increased from $900 to $1,100 + GST – an increase of $200
- The Select level is increased from $1,750 to $2,150 + GST – an increase of $400
- The Premium level is increased from $2,850 to $3,500 + GST – an increase of $650
- The Personal membership fee is increased from $75 to $100 (GST inclusive)
- The Retired membership fee remains at $25 (GST inclusive).
- A new fee be introduced for Young Professionals (age limit as per Frank Franklyn Award criterion) of $50 (GST inclusive).
- A new fee be introduced for Students - $25 (GST inclusive)
Work Place Safety: Don’t go off the Rails - Rail Industry Guide to Safety 2018 – Released
Feeling sleepy? Not functioning as well as you usually would? These could be signs of mental or physical fatigue. It may be surprising, but fatigue is four times more likely to contribute to workplace impairment than drugs or alcohol. Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with The Rail Track Association of Australia (RTAA) and the Office of the National Rail safety Regulator (ONRSR), has released the latest interactive edition of the Rail Industry Guide to Workplace Safety, to help raise awareness and curb the issue of fatigue and other issues rail workers are presented with on a daily basis.
This year’s Guide not only provides solid guidelines on driver fatigue and management, it also offers information on drug and alcohol management and testing types, as well as safe work on tracks. This information is crucial to transport operators in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for their workers.
A distinctive aspect of the Guide involves Augmented Reality (AR), an interactive digital feature that contributes to workers and management engaging and retaining information on a whole new level. By simply downloading the free Pro-Vis AR app, workers in the Rail Industry can use their smart device to gain access to further resources, adding to their interactive experience of staying safe in the workplace.
“I would like to thank all the sponsors of the Rail Industry Guide to Safety 2018. Their support has made it possible for the Guide to be distributed free of charge.”
– John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.
Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene, and wellbeing information resource guides. Each guide is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s guides are vital resources to ensure workers return home exactly the way they came to work.
RTAA Co-hosted International Women's Day breakfast - Perth
As part of the “week” that surrounded International Women’s Day, RTAA along with co-hosts Engineers Australia, RTSA, TAS and sponsors GHD joined forces to bring our Perth members a celebratory breakfast!
We were joined by three leading women in transport;
Nicole Lockwood - Taskforce Chair, Westport
Jamie Mullins - Rail Planning Manager, Public Transport Authority - METRONET
Heather McPherson - Principal Professional - Rail, GHD
Each shared their personal experiences and the challenges we face in transport.
The breakfast was a sell out and each guest received a copy of the RTAA Women in Rail Publication - In her words Stories from women in rail.
Already planning the next one!