WE KNOW THE INDUSTRY – MGA has been an employer organisation for the grocery and liquor industry since 1898 - we have over 100 years of experience! Fair Work Registered, ASIC Registered.
WE ARE YOUR VOICE – MGA represents your views, fighting for our member’s and industry sustainability at Federal, State and local levels. See our work on Sunday penalty rates, national wage reviews, shopper dockets, competition law reform, trading hours, packaged liquor, energy costs. Your views, our mission!
FREE LEGAL ADVICE – on all employment law and IR matters, workplace health and safety and consumer laws – SAVING YOU $$$$$ and giving you peace of mind!
SUPPORT WITH YOUR BUSINESS – Free access to policies and templates to help you run your business – letting you focus on what you need to focus on! As a member, access our portal on our website for wage rates, public holidays and more!
INDUSTRY TRAINING – Food Safety, RSA, Customer Service, Tobacco, Leadership and much, much more. Industry-specific, member discounts, bulk buys – talk to the experts in grocery and liquor industry training. Join our face to face employment law seminars or food safety training at member rates.
EXCLUSIVE DEALS – Member-only special deals on big-ticket items such as electricity and insurance!
STAY INFORMED – With our fortnightly Checkout – we keep you up to date with the latest employment law news or e-alerts on the latest industry news and events. Alternatively – check out our magazine that has all the latest news!
COMMUNITY – An opportunity to network at our industry breakfasts and lunches, golf days and GALA ball. Join in our industry events that help the disadvantaged. MGA has a long history of assisting the Reach Foundation!
Legal and IR Assistance - Unlimited telephone advice regarding various matter such as policy advice, workers compensation, workplace health and safety advice, equal opportunity/discrimination advice, bullying advice and employee management, dispute resolution, Award interpretation, wages updates, national and state employment law updates. (Please note: any required representation for unfair dismissal, general protections or wage claims will incur additional costs as per the below rates)
Support with your Business - Free access to policies and templates. A member portal on our website for wage rates, public holidays
Discounted Training - Safe Work Instructions
Advocacy - We are your voice - We know the industry
Stay Informed - Fortnightly "Checkout" newsletter plus E-alerts with the latest industry news. Look out for our Magazine – 8 per annum.
Exclusive Deals - Electricity, Insurance
Networking - Industry Breakfasts, Golf Days and GALA Ball
A fee applies to a number of industrial relations services provided by MGA Independent Retailers. These fees are a part of a "Fee for Service Policy". This policy ensures that membership fees are kept to the lowest possible level. All fees will be reviewed annually.
Unfair Dismissal Claims* $900.00 plus gst
General Protection Claims* $900.00 plus gst
Preparation for Court Appearances, subsequent consultation, and correspondence $180.00 per hour plus gst
Court Representation – Half Day Charge $500.00 per day plus gst
Court Representation – Full Day Charge $1000.00 per day plus gst
Underpayment of Wages Claims $120.00 per hour plus gst
*Additional hours (in excess of 6hrs) will be charged at a rate of $120.00 per hour plus gst.