Following the recent election of Terry Corby as national president of the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA), that body is re-organising to strengthen its national infrastructure while maintaining a strong New South Wales support office. The National Office will be administered by the NSW Division headed up by BSCAA NSW executive director Barbara Connolly and executive assistant Clare Flanagan while Ireni Mavay will join the NSW team.
“It’s important that we have the resources in place to participate effectively in national industry agendas. With Barbara Connolly, we have a very experienced and effective executive who will be of immense support to me and our members, nationally,” stated Corby.
Speaking at the BSCAA NSW annual general meeting early July, Corby – as the outgoing NSW president – gave his NSW president’s report.
He thanked suppliers for their ongoing support, recognising their vital role in contractors’ being able to deliver productive cleaning services.
The BSCAA NSW supplier sponsors include Australian Super, Hako Australia, Agar Cleaning Systems, Diversey, Lennox Institute and True Blue Chemicals.
“This past year has been another very busy time with industrial relations – notably the Modern Award’s introduction – taking up most of the committee and executive’s time,” Corby said.
He added that while, “the BSCAA NSW has a tremendous relationship with United Voice, we need to stay strong in our opposition to the Union’s Clean Start Retail push.”
Observing that he leaves the NSW presidency with the State’ financial position in a far healthier position, Corby also pointed to the introduction of a NSW portable long service leave scheme as one of his most important achievements.
He also reminded members about the upcoming 2011 Excellence Awards and thanked committee member Adam Atkin for his custodianship of this important annual initiative.
Guest speakers at the AGM lunch were Long Service Corporation’s senior compliance manager Bob Gritti (Your Obligations under the Portable Long Service Leave Scheme) and Cruse Partnership’s Norine Cruse (OHS laws, changes coming sooner rather than later).
The newly elected BSCAA NSW committee includes vice president Jamie Halfhide; security chairman Julian Claxton and Adam Atkin, Aimee Bleasdale, Tony Carmona, Raelene Verran, Lemi Stipcevic, George Tsivis, Ravindra Naidoo, Martin Stack and Rick Gesterkamp.