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CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP

(i) Full Membership (Glass & Glazing Company) these companies engage in glass processing and/or glazing

Full Membership of the Association may be granted at a Committee Meeting to those persons, firms or corporations carrying on a business as a bona fide Glass Merchant and provided the Committee of the Association is satisfied after investigation that such person, firm or corporation is so engaged and provides a glass and window service which is equipped to undertake recognised classes of glass and window processing.

 

(ii) Full Membership (Supplier – Formerly known as Affiliate) these companies are suppliers to the Industry

Supplier Membership may be granted at a Committee Meeting to those persons, firms or corporations engaged in the manufacture of glass and window component or acting as an agent for a manufacturer of glass and window or supplier of material, equipment or services to the industry, or with interest in common with the industry.

A Supplier Member shall not be entitled to a vote or hold office, but may be on a Sub-Committee.

(iii) Honorary Life Membership

Life Membership may be granted at a Committee Meeting to those persons who have provided an outstanding contribution to the glass industry and such membership shall carry all the privileges of Full Membership.

CODE OF ETHICS
We pledge allegiance to the following principles and policies.

1. That the paramount responsibility of the free enterprise FLAT GLASS AND WINDOW INDUSTRY is the welfare of its customers, community and the Australian Nation.

2. That the highest possible standard of workmanship and materials, approved from time to time by the Australian Standards Association, will be a constant principle and that encouragement be given the introduction of proven techniques from within and without the industry.

3. We accept honest, just and reasonable practices as our guiding business policy and guarantee that the public will consistently receive optimum monetary value.

4. We uphold the principle of the right to a fair return for goods and services supplied in our relations with labour and all other sections of the Flat Glass and Window Industry.

5. We hold inviolate the free enterprise system, and we seek and will strenuously work for the preservation of all legitimate rights and freedoms, both for this industry and the community in general.

6. We assume these principles and policies freely and solemnly, well mindful that they are part of our responsibility and obligation as a member of the Flat Glass and Window Industry in Australia.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION

1. To establish and maintain good relationships between the members and to promote their common business interests by any desirable and legitimate means.

2. To improve the relationships of members with other organisations having similar objectives.

3. To take whatever action may be deemed advisable from time to time, with regard to legislation and other questions which affect the glass and window merchandising or processing industry.

4. To provide a forum where the problems common to the industry can be discussed.

5. To endeavour to establish and maintain fair and reasonable trading conditions.

6. To establish and maintain a Code of Ethics to be adhered to by all members of the Association.

PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES

1. That the paramount responsibility of the free enterprise Glass and Window Industry is the welfare of its
customers, the community in general and the Australian nation.

2. The highest possible standard of workmanship and materials approved from time to time by the Australian Standards Association will be a constant principle and that encouragement be given to the introduction of improved and new techniques from within and without the industry.

3. That we accept honest, just and reasonable practices as our guiding business policy and guarantee that the public will consistently receive optimum monetary value.

4. That we uphold the principle of the right to a fair return for goods and services supplied in our relations with labour and all other sections of the Glass and Window industry.

5. That we hold inviolate the free enterprise system and we seek and will strenuously work for the preservation of all legitimate rights and freedoms both for this industry and the community in general.

6. That we assume these principles and policies freely and solemnly well mindful that they are part of our responsibility and obligation as a member of the Glass and Window Industry in Australia.

“When purchasing a non tangible product it is sometimes hard to see what you receive for your hard earned money. Listed below are some of the benefits that GWAWA provides for you throughout the course of your membership”

BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS

1. Receive and be kept up-to-date with any changes to the industry.

2. Opportunity to participate in any promotions by the GWAWA on behalf of its members.

3. Discuss and receive advice on problems within the industry.

4. Regular updates and information on any changes to the Codes, Standards and Regulations within the industry.

5. Participation in exchanges of information and training with other States through conferences, seminars and training.

6. Participation in fellowship and social interaction with other members of the industry and participation in joint functions with related industries.

7. Receipt of minutes of the monthly Management Committee meetings as a method of keeping in touch with current matters under discussion.

8. Opportunity to attend quarterly dinner and general meetings of the Association

9. Regular updates on Industrial Award conditions

JOINING US…

The above are just some of the benefits and services that GWAWA provides for you and you could really call it a form of insurance for your Company.

Memberships are becoming popular and I am sure upon examination of the above information, you will see that your Company could benefit by joining us.

You will also become part of a large and growing number of firms in the Association for improvement of the Industry!