June 2020

The next meeting will be held on tuesday 23 June 2020 at East Court Chinese Resteraunt 1st floor 144-148 Windsor Street Richmond at 5pm. Please contact us if you will be attending for catering purposes 0418254950

 At the next meeting there will be nominations for office bearers. If there are are no nominations forthcoming the current committee will stand.

The Hawkesbury TAFE is still using coke fires however the coke is getting very expensive and sometimes hard to source.The association has been buying coke for the TAFE for the last few years. We will be proposing at the next meeting to donate five twin burner gas fires to service ten anvils if the TAFE covers the installation costs.This will be more cost effective and cleaner for the environment.The coke fires will remain in place and used when necessary. We hope to have these in place for 2021

Please note that if you have apprentices the award wage will increase 1.7% from 1 November 2020 as handed down by the Fair Work Commission today the 19th June 2020.

For those members who service race meetings we will be finalising guidlines for your responsibilties on race day at the next meeting.

We will also be discussing the issue of horses not being restrained behind the barriers on race days when replacing shoes.It is now the policy of RNSW that horses may not be ear or kneck lugged at the barriers. There have been several dangerous situations since this policy came into place with one farrier suffering from a broken hand and off work indefinitely.

While we are on the subject of workplace accidents Do you have insurance.It is highley recommended you obtain Workers Compensation Insurance.If your business is unable to obtain it we advise you to change your business structure so you can be properley insured. Workers Compensation is the most cost effective accident and income protection out there. The premiums are roughly 3% of you yearly salary . Structure your business to pay yourself a wage and become an employee of the company.

Its been an intereting couple of months with Covid19 however we were lucky that it never really effected the horse industry.We never stopped racing which was a blessing for many of us.

Please be reminded that this association has no membership fees,it is soley funded by race meetings , if you know of any tradesmen that are not members please get them to forward their details 

If you want your trade papers to be displyed on your profile email them to mfansw@mfansw.com.au or send a photo to 0418254950 and we will post them on the site.

Regards Jim Middleton secretary    

 

 

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