MTA NSW Support Senate Inquiry into Holden Departure

Motor Traders' Association of NSW

The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW), an Employers Association representing over 3,000 automotive businesses in NSW, has welcomed today’s decision by the Federal Government of a Senate Inquiry into the withdrawal of the Holden brand by General Motors (GM).

MTA NSW is also in strong support of the work done by the Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) in representations made on behalf of Holden Dealers regarding appropriate levels of compensation based on their significant investments in the franchise.
MTA NSW, working with our national body, the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA), will continue to impress the need for car manufacturer franchisors to be held to account and the hope is that the issue of franchising reforms will be raised in the Senate Inquiry and will be the key to addressing current imbalances in manufacturer dealer relationships.
“MTA NSW again calls upon General Motors to negotiate in good faith on a dealer by dealer basis and properly and fully consider differing circumstances, investments and a range of other issues peculiar to each business. Both Associations would expect GM to demonstrate ownership of their difficult decision in determining with the dealers, a proper and fair outcome and cautions General Motors that a definition of fair and reasonable worked out by the Board in Detroit, may be far removed from an Australian community and dealer expectation of fair and reasonable”, MTA NSW CEO, Stavros Yallouridis said.
“As stated last week, MTA NSW remains ready to provide any assistance and representation to dealer members including industrial and employee relations advice and services,” Stavros said.
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