PVCA webinar series to continue next week

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The Print and Visual Communication Association is continuing through next week its popular series of webinars that outline advice for printing and packaging industry players.

Leasing in time of virus: PVCA webinar

The webinars will continue to focus on the changing environment that employers are facing in the pandemic period, such as new rules around tenant/landlord relations and the Jobkeeper programme.

PVCA maintains direct communication with the government and advisors managing the evolution of the Jobkeeper programme to ensure it can relay any changes specific to print and packaging to industry in a timely manner.

PVCA CEO Andrew Macaulay said the daily seminars would continue next week.

“The feedback I’m getting from industry is that they’re really happy with the webinars, and they're helping people,” he said.

Additionally, the PVCA is encouraging industry members to use the associations three professional services in this order:

Register to participate in a PVCA industry webinar, via info@pvcorg.au.

Receive bespoke HR/IR advice from PVCA HR Hotline, via hrhotline@pvca.org.au or 1800 835 167.

Secure specific legal counsel from PVCA Legal Services via PVCAlegalservices@ptwlaw.com.au.

There is no cost whatsoever for the webinars and HR/IR hotline, Macaulay said.

“It’s critically important that members use the hotline,” he said. "If an employer has a workplace agreement, specialised contract, or some unusual terms in their contracts, getting advice via the hotline can make a big difference in the communications and the process.”

“Advice from the hotline can provide agility to deal with marketplace conditions, and also helps ensure the employer is protected in the process. That’s the core value service that members should be taking full advantage of.”

Macaulay said the PVCA has negotiates special rates for industry legal services (recommendation number three above).

“As an example, lease review and assistance with a lease re-negotiation, most law firms would charge between $2000 and $3000, we have a $500 fixed fee for that,” he said.

“This means that an independent lawyer who understands the industry is representing you and your business, has reviewed your lease, and will write the letter to your landlord and assist you with that process, and ensure you’re maximising your benefit and making sure you’re staying compliant in the law.”

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