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AAoA announces major legal partnership

The Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) has strengthened its member workplace relations (WPR) benefits, services and advocacy offering through a new comprehensive partnership with long term corporate members at People + Culture Strategies (PCS), a specialist employment and labour law firm.

PCS is an innovative firm with offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. They provide a proactive and holistic approach to people management with education and training delivering excellence through quality work and expert advice and solutions to workplace issues. PCS is the sole (invited) Australian member of the international employment law alliance, Innangard.

“PCS has been a large part of our team for the last 5 years having been introduced by their Director, Kathryn Dent who has an even longer history with us,” said AAoA CEO, Richard Munro.

“This is a substantial move forward for the Association and brings with it the capacity for AAoA to deliver to members a next level approach to the delivery of WPR advice, services and advocacy.”

PCS Founder and Managing Principal, Joydeep Hor said about the partnership, “PCS is delighted to be consolidating its excellent relationship with the AAoA through this value-creating partnership. Kathryn and Elizabeth have both developed considerable industry-specific expertise over the years and, supported by the depth of strategic expertise throughout our national team, we feel that AAoA members will derive considerable benefit from the legal and consulting services provided by our firm.”

“With this new partnership AAoA now has an in-house solicitor as well as access to a team of over 15 top tier WPR legal professionals. Members now have access to an exceptional level of WPR legal advice on a limited basis included in their membership including advice on visas through a PCS Senior Associate who is also a registered migration agent. PCS will also be spearheading a renewed series of seminars and are offering all members access to their professional development program amongst other benefits and services.”

The enhanced WPR benefits and services offered through the partnership give Association members access to limited direct legal advice on new matters as necessary via the Association supported by member rates for contentious and case specific matters.

Accommodation Association of Australia, CEO, Richard Munro, said, “Our Senior Workplace Relations Consultant, Noel Teskey, will remain our primary contact for members and will still be addressing the majority member issues. Noel has been a large part of the Association for well over a decade and will be coordinating services and the relationship with PCS on a day to day basis directing members to PCS as necessary.” Said Mr Munro.

Mr Munro went on to say, “AAoA has already welcomed Elizabeth Kenny, Associate with PCS, onto the team and she has been busy supporting Noel with a legal review of material including information sheets and employment documentation which will be available to members. Elizabeth has also provided a legal view on a number of issues for us.”

“We are thrilled with the scope and depth of this partnership with PCS. Our current member survey has confirmed WPR services as a major part of why members join AAoA and we are pleased to be on the front foot in offering these enhanced solutions for members.”

Further information on WPR benefits, services and advocacy are available on the AAoA website.

About Rosie Clarke

Rosie Clarke
Rosie Clarke is the editor of Resort News and Accom Management Guide as well at their digital home, accomnews. You can reach her at any time with questions or submissions.

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