Industrial relations support
GPSA members can access discounted industrial relations advice through MERS – Mediation and Employment Relations Services. MERS is headed up by Chas Cini and members are offered a free half hour meeting, followed by a discounted rate. Services include advice on employment contracts, WorkCover SA, termination of employment such as unfair dismissal and unlawful termination, workplace discrimination or bullying and sexual harassment.
Contact Chas on 08 8331 2422 or visit www.mers.com.au/farms/
Legal services support
Mellor Olsson Lawyers provides discounted legal services to GPSA members. The first half hour of advice is free and then an hourly rate applies. The service may be either by phone or at one of their offices located in Adelaide, Kadina, McLaren Vale, Nuriootpa and Port Lincoln.
Contact Mellor Olsson on 08 8414 3400.
Advice and support
GPSA members can contact GPSA at any time, on any issue. Some growers contact GPSA because:
- They have an individual issue they are experiencing on their farm that they would like GPSA to help with or make enquiries on their behalf.
- They want to contribute to GPSA’s position on broader policy issues that impact them or the whole grains industry.
GPSA produces a bi-monthly newsletter to keep grain growers up-to-date with the latest issues and events in the South Australian grain industry. They contain information on issues that GPSA is advocating for on behalf of growers, industry diary dates, and comment on policy from the chairman and chief executive officer.
Newsletters can be received by post or email. Register here if you do not receive them.
Rural financial counselling
Rural financial counselling services are available to all growers through Rural Business Support. This is a free, confidential and impartial business support and information services for primary producers and small rural business owners who are experiencing financial difficulties and have no alternative source of impartial support.
For more information, visit Rural Business Support