Victorian Transport Association appoints Rigby Cooke Lawyers to provide WR/IR advisory service

03 June 2022

We are delighted to share the news that our Workplace Relations team has recently been appointed by the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) to provide a workplace and industrial relations advisory service to members of the VTA and the Australian Road Transport Industrial Association (ARTIO).

Commencing 1 June 2022, our Workplace Relations team will provide a consultation service whereby VTA / ARTIO members can receive timely advice and support across all aspects of workplace and industrial relations including, but not limited to, Awards and Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, leave entitlements, termination and redundancy, and compliance with the Fair Work Act / National Employment Standards.

Simone Caylock, Partner in our Workplace Relations team and Transport & Logistics group, commented:

“It’s a great privilege to be entrusted with this opportunity by the VTA and to serve its members. Our Workplace Relations team has expertise across all aspects of workplace relations and extensive experience in the transport and logistics industry. Businesses know they can trust us to give practical advice in a timely manner. We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with the VTA and working more closely with its members.”

Peter Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of the VTA, said:

“Our appointment of Rigby Cooke Lawyers supercharges our workplace and industrial relations service, and provides a seamless transition to a new advisory service model. VTA members have come to expect outstanding and timely IR advice and under this new arrangement they will have access to some of Australia’s leading industrial law practitioners.”

The new arrangement follows the retirement of VTA’s highly regarded and experienced Industrial Advisor Paul Ryan who served the VTA and its members for over 25 years.

For more information

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Stuart Giles, Head of Business Development & Marketing, on (03) 9321 7853 or